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Operator: USACE

Fisheries Biologist: 918-297-0153

Wildlife Biologist (Wister WMA): 918-721-2990

Directions: Wister lake is located two miles south of the town of Wister on Highway 270.

Area Description/Facilities: Good fishing opportunities exist at the 7,000 acres Wister Lake, particularly for catfish and crappie. The Poteau River above Wister Lake is also a good area for springtime runs of White Bass. Primitive camping sites are offered throughout Wister Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Two concrete boat ramps are available on the Poteau River portion of the WMA. Modern campsites and cabins are available at nearby Wister Lake State Park. Wister Lake State Park can be reached at 918-655-7756.

Species of Interest: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Spotted - Bass, White - Catfish, Channel - Catfish, Flathead - Crappie, White - Sunfish, Bluegill

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Wister State Park

Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Thomas Gillham
    Lake Elevation:
    Above Average
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    62 degrees and cloudy

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
    Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Points, Shorelines

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Shad, Stinkbait, Sunfish, Worms
    Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Points, Standing timber

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
    Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, and Cedar brush