Live Bait Dealers

Attention Anglers: Live Crayfish regulations changed 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. Read our Rigging your Pole page to research the kinds of fish you’re after and the bait and lures they are attracted to.

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, extension 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

54 Quick Stop Inc.

10 Lakeland Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone

573-365-1243

54 Shooters Supply

20230 E 54 HWY
Nevada, MO 64772

Phone

417-667-2343

7-2 Discount Fireworks

11125 N State HWY 7
Climax Springs, MO 65324

Phone

573-347-2373

7th Heaven Discount Store

300 N Macon Street
Bevier, MO 63532

Phone

660-773-6622

Ace Hardware and More

401 N State Street
Knob Noster, MO 65336

Phone

660-563-6332

All In Worms Bait & Tackle Shop

2360 HWY D
St. Charles, MO 63304

Phone

636-329-8383

American Sportsman LLC

3007 E 10th Street
Trenton, MO 64683

Phone

660-359-6849

Area 71 LLC

3147 State Highway YY
Shell Knob, MO 65747

Phone

417-858-2027

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

B&B Services

302 W State St
Malta Bend, MO 65339

Phone

660-815-3554

Bait & More

127 S Mulberry Street
Alexandria, MO 63430

Phone

660-754-1042

Bait Masters

5005 S 50th Rd
Aldrich, MO 65601

Phone

417-694-3474

Bait Shop

19016 N Highway 169
St. Joseph, MO 64505

Phone

816-294-6762

Bakers Bait & Tackle LLC

201 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

BAM Bait

1965 Madison 249
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone

573-883-6564

Barnes Mart

509 S Kingshighway
Perryville, MO 63775

Phone

573-547-4150

Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina

1368 Long Creek Rd
Ridgedale, MO 65739

Phone

417-334-4860

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 Supply Co.

390 S Shore Rd
Atkins, AR 72823

Phone

479-641-1109

Bent Hook Marina @ Big Cedar Lodge

612 Devil's Pool Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739

Phone

417-339-5057

Betsy Boy's Bait Shop

1773 Landon Rd
Bourbon, MO 65441

Phone

573-241-5173

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

Blue Springs Lake Marina

1700 NE Bowlin Rd
Lee Summit, MO 64064

Phone

816-795-1112

Bluff View Marina, Inc.

93 Hwy AA
Piedmont, MO 63957

Phone

573-223-4849

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

Broadway Sporting Center

8228 N Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63147

Phone

314-382-9411

Bruce -N- Suzy's Bait Shop

1929 So Iowa Ave
Joplin, MO 64804

Phone

417-291-4944

Bud's Bait

425 E HWY 96
Carthage, MO 64836

Phone

417-358-6119

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

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

Cano Country Store, LLC

23510 Highway W
Lincoln, MO 65338

Phone

660-668-3014

Captain's Corner

18419 Collins Rd
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone

816-532-0442

Catch Me If You Can - Bait & Tackle

3893 Highway 5
New Franklin, MO 65274

Phone

660-888-1330

CB Stoney's Bait and Tackle

295 W Georgie Street
Osborn, MO 64474

Phone

816-244-9409

Cherokee Pass Liquor

6597 Business Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone

573-783-7356

Chigger Hill Bait & Tackle

34044 Monroe Road 466
Stoutsville, MO 65283

Phone

573-672-3332

City of Maryville

32348 245th Street
Maryville, MO 64468

Phone

660-562-2323

Cody's Bait and Tackle

31046 Coldsprings Ave
Warsaw, MO 65355

Phone

660-723-9960

Community Shop

200 Elm Street
Sumner, MO 64681

Phone

660-856-3089

Country Pets & Ponds, LLC

241 NW 21st Road
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone

660-747-2160

Countryside Trading Post

3649 NE HWY B
Osceola, MO 64776

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