U.S. Corps of Engineers and Oklahoma State Parks manage campgrounds with full RV hookups and boat ramps. ODWC manages primitive camping sites and two boat ramps throughout on the Wister Wildlife Management Area.
- D&J Bait N Grub(25816 US-270, Wister, OK 74966)- (918) 655-7975
- Atwoods(2301 N Broadway St UNIT B, Poteau, OK 74953)- (918) 647-9400
- JJ's Bait Shop(20108 N County Rd 4460, Stigler, OK 74462)- (918) 552-2272
- Walmart Supercenter (Sallisaw)(1101 W Ruth Ave, Sallisaw, OK 74955)- (918) 775-4492
- Sardis Lake Custom Lures(481 SE SW 240th Rd, Tuskahoma, OK 74574)- (918) 942-8118
- Double K Bait & More(30010 S County Rd 4351, Whitefield, OK 74472)- (918) 613-4101
- Dave's Bait & Tackle(304 S Main St, Gore, OK 74435)- (918) 489-2424
- Rebel Bait Shop(400 Main St, Haileyville, OK 74546))- (918) 297-7405
- B & B Bait & Tackle(16651 OK-9, Eufaula, OK 74432)- (918) 652-5117
- Beavers Bend Marina(196 Marina Ln, Broken Bow, OK 74728)- (580) 722-5200
Downstream from Wister Dam to ¼ mile past confluence of old and new channels.
Prohibited methods: trotlines and throwlines. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)
Wister Lake Report
Jun 2. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 78°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level)
Bass, Largemouth Good on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits around brush structure, coves, creek channels, main lake, river channel.
Catfish, Blue Good on cut bait, hot dogs around main lake.
Crappie, White Good on jigs, minnows around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel.
Report submitted by James Williams (Game Warden Le Flore County)
Fish Species of Interest
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