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

Turner Enterprise

242 Gibson Street
Galena, MO 65656

Phone

417-342-7912

Turner's Fish Market

821 N 7th Street
Louisiana, MO 63363

Phone

573-560-4100

Valley Park Elevator

2 Marshal Road
Valley Park, MO 63088

Phone

636-225-7100

Van Hook's Bait & Tackle

2418 Old Route 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone

573-346-2429

Vienna Marine, LLC

202 Highway 63 S
Vienna, MO 65582

Phone

573-422-6100

Wall Street Station, LLC

506 1st Street
Altamont, MO 64620

Phone

660-749-5250

Wayside South

6823 Highway O
Catawissa, MO 63015

Phone

636-257-5600

Wayside, Inc.

3302 Highway 100
Villa Ridge, MO 63089

Phone

636-742-4431

West End Station, LLC.

1400 W 5th Street
Washington, MO 63090

Phone

636-239-7021

Whistle Stop

200 W US Highway 40
Odessa, MO 64076

Phone

816-633-7943

Windsor Hardware & Supply

501 W Benton Street
Windsor, MO 65360

Phone

660-647-3521

Witt Boys Bait

3196 Highway O
Flemington, MO 65650

Phone

417-296-3501

Wyatt's Bait & Tackle

1290 County Road 2615
Moberly, MO 65270

Phone

660-651-2408

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