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

Live Bait Dealers

Number of registered live bait dealers: 149

PO Box 157
Monroe City, Mo 63456
County: Monroe
Phone: (573) 735-4075

Ivy Bend Resort LLC

33321 Marina Drive
Stover, Missouri 65078
County: Morgan
Phone: (573) 372-5900
9504 Pleasant Hill Road
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
County: Cole
Phone: (573) 496-9988


505 E 2nd St
Callao, Missouri 63534
County: Macon
Phone: (660) 346-9131

Jct Tackle & Archery Shop

20333 Hwy 160
Forsyth, Missouri 65759
County: Taney
Phone: (417) 546-5611

Jenkins Bait

301 E Lawn St
Odessa, Missouri 64076
County: Lafayette
Phone: (816) 572-1317

Jesse's Place

612 N 4th Street
LaBelle, Missouri 63447
County: Lewis
Phone: (660) 213-3174

Jim Stewart

1204 E Pine Street
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
County: Cass
Phone: (816) 929-9847

JnR Baits

3924 Evans St.
Hannibal, Missouri 63401
County: Marion
Phone: (573) 795-7979
PO Box 1053
Linn Creek, Missouri 65052
County: Camden
Phone: (573) 873-2395


120 S 5th Street
Louisiana, Missouri 63353
County: Pike
Phone: (573) 754-5700

Kingdom Feed & Landscaping

2110 N. Bluff
Fulton, Missouri 65251
County: Callaway
Phone: (573) 642-2462

Lake Jacomo Marina

7401 West Park Rd.
Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
County: Jackson
Phone: (816) 795-8888

Long Branch Marina

28615 Visitor Center Road
Macon, Missouri 63552
County: Macon
Phone: (660) 773-5132

Longview Lake Marina

9898 Longview Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64134
County: Jackson
Phone: (816) 966-0131
285 Mari Osa Delta Lane
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
County: Osage
Phone: (573) 455-2452

MBS, LLC DBA Mimosa Beach Marina

510 Mimosa Beach Drive
Climax Springs, Missouri 65324
County: Camden
Phone: (573) 345-3400

Mertens Live Bait & Tackle

500 Babe Ruth Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
County: Cole
Phone: (573) 893-6473

MnN Fish

4906 North HWY PP
Columbia, Missouri 65202
County: Boone
Phone: (573) 673-6345
18 Mutton Creek Loop St
Greenfield, Missouri 65661
County: Dade
Phone: (417) 995-2001

Neighbors Country Store

30093 W Dam Access Rd
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-4196

Nemo Bait & Fisheries

28880 Hwy 19
Perry, Missouri 63462
County: Ralls
Phone: (573) 565-3271

Northshore Shopping Center

PO Box 1173
Rocky Mount, Missouri 65072
County: Morgan
Phone: (573) 392-6402

Orin Jones

21000 Lewis Clark Rd
Brunswick, Missouri 65236
County: Chariton
Phone: (660) 414-7051
15857 S 1525 Road
Stockton, Missouri 65785
County: Cedar
Phone: (417) 276-5161
17393 Osage Bluff Rd
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-2939

Ozark Bait & Tackle DBA Edgar's Outdoor Sports, Inc.

9416 Highway 52
Versailles, Missouri 65084
County: Morgan
Phone: (573) 378-2220

Ozark Bait & Tackle DBA Edgars Outdoor Sports (Laurie)

107 N Main Street
Laurie, Missouri 65038
County: Morgan
Phone: (573) 374-6065
1100 Ozark Fisheries Road
Stoutland, Missouri 65567
County: Camden
Phone: (800) 775-3474

PAK Reptiles & Exotics LLC

255 Commercial Ave
St. Clair, Missouri 63077
County: Franklin
Phone: (636) 249-9698


Check the Code

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