My name is Scotty McCarthick and I welcome everyone who enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, hiking or simply getting away "from it all" to beautiful Blue River.
At Blue River, visitors will find a treasure chest of natural beauty, peaceful surroundings and recreational opportunities. As President of the Blue River Association and member of the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce, I make it a daily effort to find ways to improve facilities and services for all who love the great outdoors. Blue River One Stop is here for your convenience and to make your visit or getaway more enjoyable. Again, welcome everyone! Get "Hooked on Blue River", home of the best rainbow trout and natural beauty!
Blue River One Stop
Scottys Blue River One Stop is located on the corner to the entrance of Blue River Public Hunting and Fishing Area. This family owned business has been in business for over ten years and caters to fishermen, vacationers, RV owners, hunters, hikers, photographers and all who love the great outdoors. Scottys has a complete line of fishing supplies, picnic supplies, propane, cold drinks, ice and groceries, plus showers and restrooms are available. And you can always count on good information at Scottys. Make your plans today for your "getaway" to Blue River and be sure to stop by the store and say hello. Our hours of operation are from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Grill closes at 6 p.m.
Fishing is good all year around and anglers will find catfish, native bass, bream and panfish. From November 1 through March 31, Blue River is a designated trout stream. Each year, the Blue River Association sponsors two trout derbies. Anglers from across the country attend these derbies to fish and compete for cash prizes, awards, and trophies. The first derby is held in November on Veteran's Day Weekend, with the second derby in February on President's Day Weekend. Anglers can always look forward to some great trout fishing and a great time, and there is always lots of prizes for the young anglers. Make plans now to attend both derbies. For more information call Scotty McCarthick at 580-371-9288 or e-mail me at the above address.
Although Blue is best known for it's trout fishing in the fall and winter, there is the opportunity for wonderful warm water fishing during the spring and summer.
Imagine battling a scrapy Smallmouth in a river current and some of these Smallmouth will weigh four pounds or more. Besides the Smallmouth, there are Spotted Bass, Largemouth, Crappie, Catfish, and a varied community of panfish including the Long Ear, Redbreast, Red Ear, and Green. All of the panfish have a tremendous vigor and fight to them. The catfish at Blue are rather famous since they prove with their numbers and size.
Spring is the most exciting time for searching the bass population with the pre-spawn having the species in high gear.
Don't miss out on the warm water fishing adventure at Blue River.
The February trout derby is Presidents Day weekend February 18th and 19th.
The Blue River Fly Classic will take place March 4th, 2017. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form or information.
Blue Blog Update! Poaching is both unethical and a violation of wildlife rules and certainly takes away from the overall enjoyment of the outdoor experience. Report any violations to Operation Game Thief by putting their phone number 1-800-522-8039 in your cell phone.
How To Find Us
From Tishomingo Oklahoma, go 5 miles N on Highway 377, 4 1/2 miles E to Blue River, or from Tishomingo go 3 miles E on Highway 78 and 5 miles N on Bullard Chapel Rd. Blue River is two hours from Oklahoma City, Dallas, Texas and two and one half hours from Tulsa. Blue River is within an hour and a half from many cities in North Texas.