Oklahoma is home to hundreds of lakes stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, and more. If you’re an angler, there are numerous opportunities for a top-notch fishing experience. But before you head out to your local fishing hole, you’ll need to stock up on some gear. From live bait to rods and reels, the 10 best bait and tackle shops in Oklahoma will give you everything you’ll need.
This store is Oklahoma City’s only locally-owned and independent fishing tackle retailer. They advertise competitive prices with excellent customer service.
This bait shop is near the main boat dock at Tom Steed Lake. Find all varieties of bait at Tom Steed. In addition to bait, this shop features beer and burgers. What’s better than that?
Grand Lake has many great places for fishing, all year long. The owners at Ketch-Um Bait Shop can point you in the right direction and have all the equipment you need to toss a line into the water. Make sure to grab a bite at Bobbers Café, which features some excellent home cooking.
TJ’s went through a remodel earlier this year. It’s been updated to include a restaurant, but it still carries bait and fishing equipment. It has friendly service from locals who know the area and all of bait you could ever need!
One reviewer on Facebook says that this bait shop feels like visiting your grandma and grandpa’s house, and we think that’s pretty special. The owners know the area and carry a large selection of fresh and frozen bait for the best catch of the day.
Nabatak Outdoors has been serving fishermen in the Claremore area since 1967. With that kind of history, you know they’ll be up on the best fishing holes. This store is more like a sporting store, with all types of apparel and equipment for a day on the lake.
At D/J’s, you’ll find live bait, cold drinks, and more for your fishing outing. The owners are active in the community and have a lot of knowledge about the best fishing locations in the area.
At Big Al’s, you’ll find custom fishing lures and tackle. The store gets live bait in from Louisiana and Texas each week, so it’s really fresh. But you’ll find frozen bait like chicken livers and gizzard shad, if that’s what you want. It also has rods and reels, plus years of experience to help you find the gear that works for you.
The Mountain Fork River is one of the best places for fly fishing in Oklahoma. This tackle shop not only carries the gear and equipment you’ll need, but can also offer guides to help you hone your technique and find the best spots to catch some trout.