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

Just A Little Store LLC

1825 State Road A
Montreal, MO 65591

Phone

573-873-2395

Karl's

120 S 5th Street
Louisiana, MO 63353

Phone

573-754-5700

Kelli's Korner (KM Paradise)

18419 Collins Road
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone

816-532-0442

Kolb Concessions, LLC

20431 State Highway 157
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone

660-665-7119

KV Bait Shop

708 W Hildreth Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone

660-341-0830

Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park

70 Legion Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone

573-365-2399

Lakeway Quick Shop LLC

26955 Highway H
Lincoln, MO 65338

Phone

660-668-4448

Lakey's Bait & Fuel

5032 Highway 123
Aldrich, MO 65601

Phone

417-694-8012

Larry C. Coleman Bait & Tackle

92 W 222nd Road
Charleston, MO 63834

Leupold Farms

8407 SW 59 Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64504

Phone

816-238-2905

Leupold Farms

24692 Highway 92
Platte City, MO 64079

Phone

816-238-2905

Liberty Arms of Missouri

4033 E Highway 47
Winfield, MO 63389

Phone

636-358-0992

Little Bearclaw's Trading Post

HC 2 Box 2698
Silva, MO 63964

Phone

573-315-9547

LOC d/b/a Pal's EZ Stop

9318 Pleasant Hill Road
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone

573-496-3585

Long Branch Marina

28615 Visitor Center Road
Macon, MO 63552

Phone

660-773-5132

Lucky Strike Bait & Tackle

1205 Highway H
Richmond, MO 64085

Phone

816-820-2005

M and R Hardware

12112 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO 63138

Phone

314-741-0200

Mari Osa Delta Campground

285 Mari Osa Delta Lane
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone

573-455-2452

Mark Twain Landing Resort

42819 Landing Lane
Monroe City, MO 63456

Phone

573-735-9422

Matthews Ace Hardware

401 N State Street
Knob Noster, MO 65336

Phone

660-563-6332

Mertens Live Bait & Tackle

500 Babe Ruth Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone

573-893-6473

Mexico Finns & Feathers

530 N Jefferson Street
Mexico, MO 65265

Phone

573-642-0550

Mexico Finns & Feathers

212 Market Street, Suite B
Fulton, MO 65251

Phone

573-642-0550

Midwest Lake Management

7561 SW Prairie Ridge Road
Polo, MO 64671

Phone

816-804-5604

Mike's Wholesale Bait

20439 Leatherman Road
Versailles, MO 65084

Phone

573-569-0458

Mill Creek Bait & Tackle

1744 Business Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone

573-783-8896

Mimosa Beach Marina

510 Mimosa Beach Drive
Climax Springs, MO 65324

Phone

573-345-3400

Minit Mart I

1780 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone

573-365-5777

Missouri Goldfish Hatchery, Inc.

517 Hatchery Road
Stover, MO 65078

Phone

573-377-2343

MJ's Mini Mart

411 Washburn Road
Gravois Mills, MO 65037

Phone

573-372-6298

MJ's Mini Mart

8699 N State Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone

573-873-5098

MO Parks Inc.

26248 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, MO 65536

Phone

417-532-4307

Mozingo Lake Recreation Park

32348 245th Street
Maryville, MO 64468

Phone

660-562-2323

Nemo Bait & Fisheries

28880 Highway 19
Perry, MO 63462

Phone

573-565-3271

Nemo Landing Marina, Inc.

Highway 64, East Side of Nemo Bridge
Pittsburg, MO 65724

Phone

417-993-5160

Northshore Shopping Center

19554 Wonderland Road
Rocky Mount, MO 65072

Phone

573-392-6402

On The Line, LLC

306 N Main Street
Elsberry, MO 63343

Phone

573-898-2974

Orleans Trail Marina

15857 S 1525 Road
Stockton, MO 65785

Phone

417-276-5161

Osage Beach Bait & Tackle, Bass Boss Girl Enterprises, LLC

5441 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone

573-348-9333

Osage Bluff Marina

17393 Osage Bluff Road
Warsaw, MO 65355

Phone

660-438-2939

Osage Campground

10407 Marina Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone

573-395-4066

Osage Mini Mart

915 E Main Street
Warsaw, MO 65355

Phone

660-438-9575

Ozark Bait & Tackle

25563 N Highway 5
Gravois Mills, MO 65037

Phone

573-378-2220

Ozark Fisheries, Inc.

1100 Ozarks Fisheries Road
Stoutland, MO 65567

Phone

573-765-3227

Ozark Thunder Marine, Inc.

5 Fire Station Road Ste D
Kimberling City, MO 65686

Phone

417-739-1452

Pandora's Happy Box

107 N 65 Highway
Lincoln, MO 65338

Phone

660-547-2452

Paradise Pointe Marina - Clay County Parks Dept.

2825 NE 180th
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone

816-407-3420

Parkside Mini Mart

942 Highway 47 E
Troy, MO 63379

Phone

636-528-5101

Parsons Creek General Store

207 S Macon Street
Meadville, MO 64659

Phone

660-938-4938

Paul's Bait & Tackle, Inc.

4421 Chippewa Street
Saint Louis, MO 63116

Phone

314-773-6221

Paul's Quick Shop & Storage, LLC.

397 Bollinger Creek Road
Climax Springs, MO 65324

Phone

573-347-2484

Peculiar Hardware & Garden

174 W Broadway Street
Peculiar, MO 64078

Phone

816-779-4003

Perry's Liquor Store

17482 US Highway 136 W
Rock Port, MO 64482

Phone

660-744-5464

Pet UR Bait

1907 NE County Road 2004
Butler, MO 64730

Phone

660-464-0101

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