Live Bait Dealers

Attention Anglers:  Live Crayfish regulations change March 1, 2014
Effective March 1, 2014, the sale of one crayfish species, the virile (or northern) crayfish (Orconectes virilis), will be allowed for use as live fish bait in Missouri. HOWEVER, live virile crayfish may not be imported into the state.

Before you buy, know your fish’s favorite foods

The best bait or lure depends on what kind of fish you want to catch and where. Browse our Fishing How-Tos under Related Information below to research the kinds of fish you’re after and find out what they eat.

Registered bait dealers help protect Missouri's fishing waters

Browse live-bait dealers who sell only approved species that help Missouri anglers avoid spreading harmful aquatics, such as rusty crayfish and Asian carp minnows. Visit Don’t Spread Crayfish and Asian Carp Control below to learn more about how these invasive species hurt your fishing prospects.

If you collect live bait yourself, make sure to visit Live Bait Regulations below, and always collect bait in the area where you are fishing. When you’re ready to go home, be sure to throw unused live bait in the trash so your favorite fishing waters stay healthy and productive.

Are you a Missouri bait dealer, but don't see your name or business listed? Please register with MDC. If you have questions or concerns, please call 573-522-4115 x 3158 or email baitdealer@mdc.mo.gov

224 Bait Shop

8493 W Highway 224
Lexington, MO 64067

Phone

660-232-2103

24 HR Bait Shop

16875 State Route J
Newburg, MO 65550

Phone

573-336-5459

367 Bait and Tackle, LLC / Baitshop Unlimited LLC

11841 Benham Road
Saint Louis, MO 63138

Phone

314-653-1377

54 Guns Pawn & More LLC

202 Brown Lane
Louisiana, MO 63353

Phone

573-754-6687

7th Heaven

300 N Macon Street
Bevier, MO 63532

Phone

660-773-6622

A&P Bait / Sewell's Bait & Tackle

328 South Tower Street
Nevada, MO 64772

Phone

417-667-3621

Alhonna Resort

677 Outer Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone

573-365-2634

Alps Foods TYNW, LLC

HC 77 Box 3408, Highway 64
Pittsburg, MO 65724

Phone

417-852-1111

American Outdoors

2104 N Outer Road
Dexter, MO 63841

Phone

573-624-5421

American Sportsman Rod & Gun

3017 Highway 6
Trenton, MO 64683

Phone

660-359-6849

Arnold's Bait & Tackle

901 Waters Street
Carrollton, MO 64633

Phone

660-542-2304

Arts Sport & Liquor

8 E Fitzgerald Avenue
Gerald, MO 63037

Phone

573-764-2323

Arts Sport & Liquor

502 Highway 28 W
Owensville, MO 65066

Phone

573-437-5200

Backyard Crawlers

206 W 2nd Street
Fair Play, MO 65649

Phone

417-298-4622

Bait & More

127 S Mulberry Street
Alexandria, MO 63430

Phone

660-754-1042

Bait and More

222 N 2nd Street
Clinton, MO 64735

Phone

660-890-2248

Bakers Bait & Tackle

205 N 65 Hwy
Lincoln, MO 65338

Phone

660-547-3350

Ballentine's 5-81 One Stop, LLC

5681 Old Route 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone

573-873-5605

Barnes Mart

509 S Kings Highway
Perryville, MO 63775

Phone

573-547-4150

Bass Pro Shops, LLC

3101 Bass Pro Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

Phone

573-886-7100

Bear Creek Trapping Supply

212 N Front Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone

660-216-3373

Bear's Den

9005 NE Hwy C
Lowry City, MO 64763

Phone

417-644-2700

Bent Hook Marina

612 Devil's Pool Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739

Phone

417-339-5057

Big Birds Bait & Bows

216 N Main Street
Maryville, MO 64468

Phone

660-582-8990

Big Bob's Bait & Tackle

206 High Street
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone

417-679-0067

Bill's Bait & Tackle

2020 Princeton Road
Trenton, MO 64683

Phone

660-635-0713

Bill's Variety Shop

605 E 9th Street
Trenton, MO 64683

Phone

660-635-0713

Blackjack Marina, Inc.

PO Box 310
Perry, MO 63462

Phone

573-565-2233

Blind Pony Nursery

1119 N Miami
Marshall, MO 65340

Phone

660-886-8585

Bob's Bait

5407 Sawyer Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64504

Phone

816-238-2868

Bobby T's One Stop, Inc.

2234 N 3rd Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Phone

636-946-1722

Bradon Bartlow

12879 State Highway 81
Canton, MO 63435

Broadway Sporting

8228 N Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63147

Phone

314-382-9411

Buck Stop Bait & Tackle

207 State Highway A
Watson, MO 64496

Phone

660-993-2228

Bucksaw Resort & Marina

670 SE 803 Road
Clinton, MO 64735

Phone

660-477-3900

Bud's Wholesale Bait

233 SE 431 Road
Clinton, MO 64735

Phone

660-885-4136

Bullseye Bait & Tackle

266 Fort Zumwalt Square
O' Fallon, MO 63366

Phone

636-281-3524

Burks Baits

28442 Highway 11
Brunswick, MO 65236

Phone

660-214-0860

Burton's Bait & Tackle

119 N 169 Highway
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone

816-532-4659

Buzzy's Sporting Goods & Liquor

208 N Lincoln Drive
Troy, MO 63379

Phone

636-528-4060

Cabela's Wholesale, Inc. dba Cabela's Inc.

5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. Suite 167
Hazelwood, MO 63042

Phone

314-225-0100

Cannon Dam General Store

42526 Cabin Road
Perry, MO 63462

Phone

573-565-3432

Carson's Feed Store, Inc.

1650 Highway 13
Higginsville, MO 64037

Phone

660-584-8111

CBStoney's Bait and Tackle

295 W Georgie Street
Osborn, MO 64474

Phone

816-244-9409

CG's Mini Mart

11947 N State Highway 5
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

Phone

573-374-4433

Charlie's Catfish Pond & Bait

15875 County Road 500
Kennett, MO 63857

Phone

573-888-3810

Cherokee Pass Liquor

6597 Business Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone

573-783-7356

Chigger Hill Bait & Tackle

34044 Monroe Rd. 466
Stoutsville, MO 65283

Phone

573-672-3332

Chip Away Lake

13933 Tesson Ferry Road
Saint Louis, MO 63128

Phone

314-849-8200

Country Inn Resort LLC

22938 Highway EE
Center, MO 63436

Phone

573-267-3800

Country Pets & Ponds, LLC

241 NW 21 Road
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone

660-747-2160

Cozy Corner RV Park

460 SE 91 Road
Clinton, MO 64735

Phone

660-885-8824

Custom Lures and Bait

410 Burris Street
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Dakota Wholesale Bait, Inc.

21927 471st Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006

Phone

605-693-4422

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.