Outpost Bait and Tackle

The Outpost -Known for Boat Rental, Live Bait, Fishing Tackle, and Great Service

                                      Is gone. It's now a new business under new managment. 

                                    Call MO Dept of Conservation at 636 441 4554 
                                        for more info on the new bait shop there. 

Serving St Louis MO and St Charles Areas - 7 Days a Week  


Exceptional St Louis fishing spots including 11 lakes to boat-fish from, and over 6,700 acres of wildlife, miles of trails and natural beauty

Located at one end of Busch Memorial Conservation headquarters building, The Outpost Bait and Tackle Shop is a preferred place for local fishing enthusiasts.

When it comes to bait, boat rentals and most anything you need to make nearby lake fishing enjoyable, The Outpost is here for you.  

This includes a complete line of live bait to maximize your chance of catching catfish, crappie, bluegill and bass which are stocked in the many nearby lakes. Trout is also stocked in the winter and caught through March and part of April.

It may be the best fishing near St Louis, and lots of local anglers will get their bait nowhere else.


The Outpost Has . . .

  • Live bait and other fishing bait accessories.
  • Fishing tackle
  • Fishing boat rental at only $5.30 a day! (Just unlock at the lake- no towing necessary)
  • Trolling Motor rental makes it a boat ride
  • Snacks, sandwiches, frozen fish, beverages, smiles, memories, and too much to mention here.
  • Available for rent or sale- trolling motors, anchors, and Coleman collapsible chairs.
    See more about that here.


Know what else The Outpost offers?

Clean Bathrooms

Asphalt and Earthen Trails

Pavilion and Picnic tables

and More- 7 days a week.

See it all in Pictures.

Plus, it's surrounded by . . .

Busch Memorial Conservation Area




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Visitor Center at August Busch Memorial Conservation Area. Outpost is located at left end of this large building. (Close up below)

The Outpost Bait and Tackle
Fishing boat rental for $5.30 a day in surrounding lakes and a lot more

    Phone  (636) 441-4554

Store Hours:
Call Mo Dept of Conservation for information pertaining to the new bait shop there.


Click Outpost image above for map.

Fishing on the lakes in the Conservation Area requires a Missouri fishing license and the Outpost sells these as well as hunting licenses and permits.

This bait store also serves as an information clearing house on fishing conditions.

Don't hesitate to ask Ted, the proprietor, any questions you may have regarding what you need.  

If you like catching fish around the world, other sources might be better for you, but locally many think the Outpost has no equal when it comes to boat rental and bait for St Louis best fishing lakes.

                                                 We hope you'll think so too. 



 "The place is always clean, it opens up early, and the people are nice at the store. I always get my boat there. It's a friendly place to go."  

          -Mike Estes, St Louis