Protect Missouri’s Fishing

Learn simple things you can do to protect Missouri’s waters from aquatic invaders, read up on fishing ethics and safety, browse fishing management plans, and find wader-washing stations.

Asian Carp Control

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.

Don't Spread Crayfish

Invasive crayfish are a serious problem in Missouri and prevention is key. Don't buy, sell, relocate or dump live crayfish.

Don't Spread Didymo

Please comply with the porous-soled wader ban, and wash your waders between visits to Missouri's trout waters.

Fish Management Plans

Browse Missouri's fish-management plans.

Help Improve Paddlefishing

Beginning in 2012, MDC is conducting a long-term project to get more information on both paddlefish sport fishing statewide and commercial harvest from the Mississippi River. Please share your opinions.

Show-Me Muskie Project

Want to help improve Missouri's muskellunge-management program? It's easy. Just enroll in the project, fill out a form every time you fish for muskie, and return in your forms once a year. Learn about the project and get the forms here.

Wader-Washing Locations

Protect Missouri’s trout fishing—wash your waders! Use our location maps to find wader-washing stations and prevent the spread of didymo—a slimy, invasive alga—at your favorite trout park.