Beginning near Connerville in Johnston County, the Blue River flows southeast to the Red River. This spring-fed river has a designated trout area in the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. Other fishing opportunities exist for black bass, crappie, as well as channel and blue catfish. Camping facilities are available only at the Blue River Campground.
Float trip opportunities by kayak are available on this Class II-III river, offering several falls and ledges, dependent on seasonal waterfall. No commercial outfitters along the river are allowed and public access points are limited. Supplies and information can be found at Scotty's Blue River One Stop, located at the entrance to the public hunting and fishing area. A Blue River Conservation Passport is required of all persons who enter or use the Blue River area, unless exempt. Check with the Oklahoma Wildlife Department for availability and criteria.
***Fishing Update*** August 15, 2017 - Elevation is normal with clear, 73-degree water. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass are good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, off points and rocks. Channel catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in channels, off rocks and deeper pools around current. Top water fishing is best at dusk and dawn. Fishing is also good below waterfalls.
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