The many great lakes of Oklahoma provide anglers and first-time fishermen a place to catch bass, perch, catfish, trout, and more. But as you prepare for your excursion, you’re going to need some bait and supplies. Before you go, be sure to check the rules and regulations about fishing licenses at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s website. When you’re all set, head to the best bait shops in the state to load up on all the fishing gear and bait you’ll need. Here are our 7 favorite bait shops in the state!
Whether you’re an amateur or pro fisherman, this store offers personalized service, bait and equipment to help get those fish to bite. It’s locally owned, so you’ll get all that expertise you’re looking for when you visit Lucky Lure.
There are many bait shops near Grand Lake, but Blue Water Bait & Tackle is one of the best. It’s open most of the year, and offers hunting and camping gear as well as live bait and fishing supplies.
At Tom Steed Bait Shop, not only will you find beer, bait and tackle, but you can also get burgers, just in case you don’t catch enough fish for dinner.
The Ketchum Bait Shop shares its space with Bobber’s Café, and you’ll find live bait and tackle when you’re in the north Grand Lake area. The owners are local and know about fishing.
Nabatak Outdooors is a sporting goods store that offers live bait and fishing equipment. It’s been around for 50 years. You’ll get lots of great information from the staff when you stop in.
You’ll find live bait and cold beer for your fishing trip at Lake Ellsworth. If you get rained out, they have pool tables and other bar games to keep you and your fishing buddies occupied.
Gibson Bait and Tackle is just south of Lake Hudson and a little north of Fort Gibson Lake. You’ll find live bait, boat and other fishing equipment, as well as lots of information about fishing in the area.