Welcome to Bud's Bait!

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About Bud's Bait

We are a family owned bait and tackle shop started in 1962 in Carthage, MO.  Our mission for the 60 years we have been in business has been to provide quality fishing gear that our customers want, with fantastic customer service and product knowledge.

We have everything you need whether you are just getting started and need help picking out the right gear to use worms at the creek, or you are a serious tournament angler needing the best available for that extra edge. We appreciate all our customers, and look forward to serving you!


We would love to see you in our Joplin location in person!  We have a huge selection and very knowledgeable staff waiting to help and have a conversation about fishing!

Our original store located on Route 66 in Carthage, MO is open seasonally as well, usually from March to October, so give them a call at (417) 358-6119 if you want to check them out!

Store Address

3328 E 13th St, Joplin, MO 64801

Business Hours

Monday - Saturday

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

California Prop 65 Warning

Many of the lures and terminal tackle we sell contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

for more information: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov