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

Parkside Mini Mart

942 Highway 47 E
Troy, Missouri 63379
County: Lincoln
Phone: (636) 528-5101

Patriot Firearms Solutions

201 N Main Street Suite A
Grain Valley, Missouri 64029
County: Jackson
Phone: (816) 491-2319

Paul's Quick Shop & Storage, LLC.

187 DeYoung Drive
Climax Springs, Missouri 65324
County: Camden
Phone: (573) 347-2484

Perry's Liquor Store

17482 US Highway 136 W
Rock Port, Missouri 64482
County: Atchison
Phone: (660) 744-5464

Pet UR Bait

1907 NE County Road 2004
Butler, Missouri 64730
County: Bates
Phone: (660) 679-6820

Petes Small Engine Sales & Service, LLC

7361 State Road O
Fulton, Missouri 65251
County: Callaway
Phone: (573) 592-9777

Pier 11

25 Lone Oak Point
Sunrise Beach, Missouri 65079
County: Camden
Phone: (573) 374-4143

Pnp Firearms

14025 US Hwy 65
Mercer, Missouri 64661
County: Mercer

Puddle Jumpers

11429 Highway Z
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-6300
30048 Proctor Road
Gravois Mills, Missouri 65037
County: Morgan
Phone: (402) 639-6106

Razorback Koi Farm & Bait Fish

20673 State HWY 39
Cassville, Missouri 65625
County: Barry
Phone: (501) 772-2296

Reading Farms

2135 E. Liberty St
Mexico, Missouri 65265
County: Audrain
Phone: (573) 473-8415
1486 Old Iron Road
Hermann, Missouri 65041
County: Gasconade
Phone: (573) 301-3167
#12 5th Street
Gasconade, Missouri 65036
County: Gasconade
Phone: (573) 301-3167

Rickys Bait & Tackle

30249 W Dam Access RD
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-7688

River Rat Bait Company

6640 CR 424
Fulton, Missouri 65251
County: Callaway
Phone: (573) 544-5924

River Rat Bait Shop

305 Breckenridge St
Brunswick, Missouri 65236
County: Chariton
Phone: (660) 973-1328

Rogers Sporting Goods

1760 N Church Road
Liberty, Missouri 64068
County: Clay
Phone: (816) 781-9026

Ropp's Outdoor Supplies

33046 Oval Avenue
Jamesport, Missouri 64648
County: Daviess
Phone: (660) 684-6284

Seabaugh's Live Bait & Tackle

425 E Main Street
Jackson, Missouri 63755
County: Cape Girardeau
Phone: (573) 243-2383

Shane Snodgrass

38653 MO-3
Callao, Missouri 63534
County: Macon
Phone: (660) 415-7670

Short Stop

4425 State Route J
Fulton, Missouri 65251
County: Callaway
Phone: (573) 642-9580

Sinclair Mini Mart

28841 Sunset Drive
Macon, Missouri 63552
County: Macon
Phone: (660) 385-4320

Sky Harbor Resort

1434 Trace Hollow Rd
Lampe, Missouri 65681
County: Stone
Phone: (417) 779-0090

Skylar's Ag Parts, LLC

PO Box 6
Chula, Missouri 64635
County: Livingston
Phone: (660) 639-2685

Soggy Bottom Outfitters

208 Rulo Street
Bigelow, Missouri 64437
County: Holt
Phone: (816) 387-1610

Son Sac Depot

784 E State HWY 215
Dadeville, Missouri 65635
County: Dade
Phone: (417) 995-2811

Son Sac Marine

345 E Dade 46
Greenfield, Missouri 65661
County: Dade
Phone: (417) 637-5555
36765 Highway 154
Stoutsville, Missouri 65283
County: Monroe
Phone: (573) 565-3500
22141 West Highway W
Ridgeway, Missouri 64481
County: Harrison
Phone: (660) 868-0934


Check the Code

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