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 invasive carp minnows. Visit Don’t Spread Crayfish and Invasive 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

Live Bait Dealers

Number of registered live bait dealers: 99

24 HR Bait Shop

16875 State Route J
Newburg, Missouri 65550
County: Phelps
Phone: (573) 336-5459

Ace Hardware And More

401 N State Street
Knob Noster, Missouri 65336
County: Johnson
Phone: (660) 563-6332
3007 E 10th Street
Trenton, Missouri 64683
County: Grundy
Phone: (660) 359-6849

Arts Sports and Liquor

#8 E Fitzgerald Avenue
Gerald, Missouri 63037
County: Franklin
Phone: (573) 764-2323

Barnes Mart

PO Box 2
Perryville, Missouri 63775
County: Perry
Phone: (573) 547-4150
612 Devils Pool Road
Ridgedale, Missouri 65739
County: Taney
Phone: (417) 334-4860
612 Devils Pool Rd
Ridgedale, Missouri 65739
County: Taney
Phone: (417) 339-5057
PO Box 310
Perry, Missouri 63462
County: Ralls
Phone: (573) 565-2233

Blue Springs Lake Marina

1700 NE Bowlin RD
Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
County: Jackson
Phone: (816) 795-1112

Bobby T's One Stop

2234 N 3rd Street
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301
County: St. Charles
Phone: (636) 946-1722

Bud's Bait

425 E. 96 Hwy.
Carthage, Missouri 64836
County: Jasper
Phone: (417) 358-6119
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd, Suite 167
Hazelwood, Missouri 63042
County: St. Louis
Phone: (314) 225-0100

Caplinger Woods RV & Campground

6647 S 1451 RD
Stockton, Missouri 65785
County: Cedar
Phone: (417) 276-3838

Cherokee Pass Liquor

6597 Business Highway 67
Fredericktown, Missouri 63645
County: Madison
Phone: (573) 783-7356

Country Pets & Ponds LLC

PO Box 1102
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
County: Johnson
Phone: (660) 747-2160

Custom Lures & Bait

1377 Hwy OO
Fredericktown, Missouri 63645
County: Madison
Phone: (573) 561-6957

Dakota Wholesale Bait

21927 471st Avenue
Brookings, South Dakota 57006
County:
Phone: (605) 695-6418

Daniel Reeder

2705 E. Basnet Drive
Ashland, Missouri 65010
County: Boone
Phone: (573) 818-4080
1 Gravois Rd
Fenton, Missouri 63026
County: St. Louis
Phone: (636) 343-9447

Dookie's LLC

7545 NE HWY 13
Lowry City, Missouri 64763
County:
Phone: (417) 644-7007
202 Brown Lane
Louisiana, Missouri 63353
County: Pike
Phone: (573) 754-6687

Fast Stop

809 E HWY 32
Stockton, Missouri 65785
County: Cedar
Phone: (417) 276-6861

First Light Outfitters

814 East Highway 32
Lebanon, Missouri 65536
County: Laclede
Phone: (417) 531-0224

Fish's Quick Stop, Inc

12973 HWY 21
Desoto, Missouri 63020
County: Jefferson
Phone: (636) 586-2266

Fishland

205 Saint Louis Street
West Plains, Missouri 65775
County: Howell
Phone: (417) 255-2345

Floyd's Bait and Tackle

444 Kansas Avenue
Asbury, Missouri 64832
County: Jasper
Phone: (417) 529-4384

Fort Bennett Tradin' Post LLC

721 S Jefferson Avenue #128
Lebanon, Missouri 65536
County: Laclede
Phone: (417) 588-1391
3995 SW East US Highway 40
Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
County: Jackson
Phone: (816) 229-6818

Gann Bait and Tackle

2608 Messanie
St. Joseph, Missouri 64507
County: Buchanan
Phone: (816) 261-6709

Gone Fishin LLC

7653 Sanders Street
Shelbina, Missouri 63468
County: Shelby
Phone: (573) 515-0347

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