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: 149

22938 HWY EE
Center, Missouri 63436
County: Ralls
Phone: (573) 267-3800

Country Pets & Ponds LLC

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

Crossroads Store

2311 West State Hwy 173
Galena, Missouri 65656
County: Stone
Phone:

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

Dalton Scofield

13450 SW 66th Rd
Rushville, Missouri 64484
County: Buchanan
Phone: (816) 390-5488

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

East Prairie FFA

304 E Walnut
East Prairie, Missouri
County: Mississippi
Phone: (573) 683-1264
31298 HWY 154
Paris, Missouri 65275
County: Monroe
Phone: (660) 676-9433

Farley Mercantile

102 Main Street
Farley, Missouri 64028
County: Platte
Phone: (913) 279-1613

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

Gulley's Cove LLC

10009 Hwy 5
Marceline, Missouri 64658
County: Chariton
Phone: (660) 734-5146

Himes Bait and Tackle Shop LLC

21198 County Road 190
Alexandria, Missouri 63430
County: Clark
Phone: (660) 341-3582

Hobbie Hut, LLC

28880 Hwy 19
Perry, Missouri 63462
County: Ralls
Phone: (573) 565-3241

Hobo's Eagle Stop

22888 HWY 64
Hermitage, Missouri 65668
County: Hickory
Phone: (417) 993-0301
HC1 Box 1595
Greenville, Missouri 63944
County: Wayne
Phone: (573) 224-3430

Hudson's Live Bait

2627 County Rd 2495
Higbee, Missouri 65257
County: Randolph
Phone: (660) 414-8201

Hutson's Fuel and Tire LLC

17600 US HWY 160 West
Doniphan, Missouri 63935
County: Ripley
Phone: (573) 255-3767

I AM Outdoors

1926 US HWY 65
Buffalo, Missouri 65622
County: Dallas
Phone: (417) 345-1050

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