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*** July 9, 2018 - Elevation is normal with clear, 75-degree water. Spotted, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Bluegill and green sunfish excellent on grasshoppers, grubs, small lures and small pieces of trout worms along rocks, sandbar and shallows. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure, rocks and deeper pools just off of current. Bass topwater action is best at dawn and dusk