Certified Bait Dealers

Using a certified bait dealer gives you the peace of mind that your favorite live bait is certified disease-free, and doesn’t contribute to the aquatic nuisance species problem.

You can buy and use bait from a permitted commercial bait dealer anywhere in the state, but you must keep the purchase receipt with you while fishing.

NOTE: The Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215, et. seq.) and specifically K.S.A. 45-230 provides that “no person shall knowingly sell, give or receive, for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any property or service to persons listed therein, any list of names and addresses contained in or derived from public records...” Violating these provisions may subject violators to civil penalties. See K.S.A. 45-230 for more information. 

Online Commercial Bait Dealers Application

Commercial Bait Dealers Guide and Permit Application Booklet

Certified Bait Dealer Regulations

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Designated Waters in Kansas