Because black, silver carp and bighead carp are non-native Asian fish that can cause big problems, it's illegal to use them as live bait in Missouri. Keep them from spreading to your favorite sport-fishing water.
All bait shops dealing with live fish or crayfish must register with MDC. Download this application to email or print your form and register.
Know Missouri’s fishing regulations. This section includes the Do Not Harvest list, general fishing provisions, live bait, nongame species and sport fish regulations.
Download and print this sign to use in marinas, bait and gear shops to remind anglers that it is illegal to use bighead or silver carp as live bait.