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

24 HR Bait Shop

16875 State Route J
Newburg, MO 65550

Phone

573-336-5459

54 Guns Pawn & More

202 Brown Lane
Louisiana, MO 63353

Phone

573-754-6687

54 Quick Stop Inc.

10 Lakeland Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone

573-365-1243

7th Heaven

300 N Macon Street
Bevier, MO 63532

Phone

660-773-6622

Alhonna Resort

677 Outer Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone

573-365-2634

Alps @ SOS

HC 79 Box 3408
Pittsburg, MO 65724

Phone

417-852-1111

American Sportsman LLC

3007 E 10th Street
Trenton, MO 64683

Phone

660-359-6849

Arnold's Bait & Tackle

901 Waters Street
Carrollton, MO 64633

Phone

660-542-2304

Arts Sport & Liquor (Doerr Inc)

8 E Fitzgerald Avenue
Gerald, MO 63037

Phone

573-764-2323

Arts Sports N Liquor (Doerr Inc)

502 Highway 28 W
Owensville, MO 65066

Phone

573-437-5200

Bait & More

127 S Mulberry Street
Alexandria, MO 63430

Phone

660-754-1042

Bait Shop

19016 N Highway 169
St. Joseph, MO 64505

Phone

816-294-6762

Baitshop Unlimited LLC

11841 Benham Road
Spanish Lake, MO 63138

Phone

314-653-1377

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 Kingshighway Street
Perryville, MO 63775

Phone

573-547-4150

Bear's Den

9005 NE Hwy C
Lowry City, MO 64762

Phone

417-644-2700

Bent Hook Marina at Big Cedar Lodge

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

Blackjack Marina

22226 Highway J
Perry, MO 63462

Phone

573-565-2233

Bob's Bait

5407 Sawyer Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64504

Phone

816-238-2868

Bobby T's One Stop

2234 N 3rd Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Phone

636-946-1722

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

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

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

Phone

314-225-0100

Camp Branch Marina - Clay County Parks Dept.

17201 Paradesian Street
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone

816-407-3420

Cannon Dam General Store

42526 Cabin Road
Perry, MO 63462

Phone

573-565-3064

Catch Me If You Can - Bait & Tackle

3893 Highway 5
New Franklin, MO 65274

Phone

660-848-3137

CB Stoney'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 Shop

15875 County Road 500
Kennett, MO 63857

Phone

573-559-2190

Cherokee Pass Liquor

6597 Business Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone

573-783-7356

Community Shop

200 Elm Street
Sumner, MO 64681

Phone

660-856-3089

Country Inn Resort

22938 Highway EE
Center, MO 63436

Phone

573-267-3800

Country Pets & Ponds, LLC

241 NW 21st Road
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone

660-747-2160

Cozy Corner RV Park

460 SE 91st Road
Clinton, MO 64735

Phone

660-885-8824

Custom Lures & Bait

410 Burris Street
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone

573-561-6957

Dains Fish Farm/Shady Summit

2550 SW Highway H
Schell City, MO 64783

Phone

417-432-3391

Dakota Wholesale Bait, Inc.

21927 471st Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

Phone

605-693-4422

Denny Dennis Sporting Goods

1 Gravois Road
Fenton, MO 63026

Phone

636-343-9447

Dick's Bait and Tackle

2824 S Belt Highway Suite C
St. Joseph, MO 64503

Phone

816-232-3246

Don's Bait & Tackle

1340 Parkway Drive
Saint Clair, MO 63077

Phone

636-629-1712

Donald E. Pearon

656 County Road 623
Linn, MO 65051

Phone

573-897-2408

Donald R. Wray

2820 Jennifer Lane
Country Club, MO 64506

Phone

816-390-7021

Eagle's Nest Cafe

13126 Highway 36
Meadville, MO 64659

Phone

660-938-4555

Fishland

205 Saint Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775

Phone

417-255-2345

Floyd's Bait and Tackle

444 Kansas Avenue
Asbury, MO 64832

Phone

417-529-4384

Forty Woods Bait & Tackle

3995 SW East US Highway 40
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Phone

816-229-6818

Get a Bite, Inc.

29828 Highway M
Edwards, MO 65326

Phone

573-345-3380

Gier's Bass Pro

105 W 4th Street
Eldon, MO 65026

Phone

573-392-4791

Gil's Live Bait & Tackle

205 Third Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601

Phone

660-646-3370

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