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

Stallman Service, LLC

302 First Street
Glasgow, Missouri 65254
County: Howard
Phone: (660) 338-2381
PO Box 6438
Branson, Missouri 65615
County: Taney
Phone: (417) 336-5341
18174 Marina Road
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-2280

Stockton Lake Outfitters LLC

324 N Grand
Greenfield, Missouri 65661
County: Dade
Phone: (471) 637-5253

Sundowner Marine

PO Box 310
Wappapello, Missouri 63966
County: Wayne
Phone: (573) 222-8622

Tackle and Treasures

5 East 15th Street
Higginsville, Missouri 64037
County: Lafayette
Phone: (660) 251-1316

Tall Tales Bait Shop

717 East Broadway
Brunswick, Missouri 65236
County: Chariton
Phone: (660) 651-0828

The Bait Shop

PO Box 162
Cooter, Missouri 63839
County: Pemiscot
Phone: (573) 359-5077

The Bait Shop

15680 S HWY 39
Stockton, Missouri 65785
County: Cedar
Phone: (417) 955-1473

The Bow Hut

306 N Walnut Street
Cameron, Missouri 64429
County: Clinton
Phone: (816) 632-3667

The Corner Store

HC 2 Box 116 A
Williamsville, Missouri 63967
County: Wayne
Phone: (573) 297-3475
12770 NE Highway C
Osceola, Missouri 64776
County: St. Clair
Phone: (417) 646-2221

The Tackle Box, LLC

PO Box 458
Bismarck, Missouri 63624
County: St. Francois
Phone: (573) 734-8255
22764 Joanna Drive
Perry, Missouri 63462
County: Ralls
Phone: (573) 565-3135

TNT Donath Resale Shop

2230 HWY 168
Philadelphia, Missouri 63463
County: Marion
Phone: (573) 822-0817

Tombstone Tackle

1206 Business Loop 70W
Columbia, Missouri 65202
County: Boone
Phone: (573) 874-2277

Trailside General Store

32707 Berry Bend Avenue
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-5122

Truman Lake Resort, LLC

37394 Highway K
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
County: Benton
Phone: (660) 438-7576

Two Rivers Bait and Tackle

127 Ash Street
Morrison, Missouri 65061
County: Gasconade
Phone: (573) 294-7700

Valley Park Elevator

2 Marshal Road
Valley Park, Missouri 63088
County: St. Louis
Phone: (636) 225-7100
PO Box 349
Vienna, Missouri 65582
County: Maries
Phone: (573) 422-6100

Waddell, Phil

8105 Pike 1
Frankford, Missouri 63441
County: Pike
Phone: (573) 784-2655

Wayside South, LLC

6823 Highway O
Catawissa, Missouri 63015
County: Franklin
Phone: (636) 257-5600

Wayside, Inc.

3302 Hwy 100
Villa Ridge, Missouri 63089
County: Franklin
Phone: (636) 742-4431

Windsor Hardware & Supply

501 W Benton Street
Windsor, Missouri 65360
County: Henry
Phone: (660) 647-3521

Wright City Liquor

100 N Elm St.
Wright City, Missouri 63390
County: Warren
Phone: (636) 791-1525

Wyatt's Bait & Tackle

1290 County Road 2615
Moberly, Missouri 65270
County: Randolph
Phone: (660) 651-2408

Z7 Discount Fireworks

11125 N State HWY 7
Climax Springs, Missouri 65324
County: Camden
Phone: (573) 347-2373

Ziggy's General Store LLC

26017 RA Highway
Kearney, Missouri 64060
County: Clay
Phone: (816) 637-2298


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