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Smokey - The Great Trout Scout with a Snout! Poodle has passion for trout!

com He may no longer be there in body folks, but he's there in heart and spirit so look for Smokey the Great Trout Scout's weekly trout fishing report including river conditions, water temperatures and what the trout are looking for. Join Smokey as he dog paddles, vicariously, the waters of the beautiful Blue in search of Rainbows!

TROUT SCOUT REPORT:  Today is February 20th and the Blue River is currently receiving a really healthy amount of rainfall.  This past weekend was the President's Day Trout Derby and the crowd was light due to the normal derby turnout. Still lots of trout in the river so come get em. 

Power Bait continues to rule in the bait category, salmon eggs are a close second.  Other viables are corn, velvetta cheese and marshmallows. 

Spinner fishers are favoring Super Dupers and Rooster Tails  Lil Cleos still remain quite popular as small spoons. 

Fly fishers are using Girdle bugs, Turd flies, black and brown wooly buggers, eggs patterns, and mop flies. 

So far the river has not changed complexion, but if the rain contiues it might just have a new look in flow and clairty. 

This week's report gets one paw up. 

The 2nd Annual Blue River Fly Classic will be February 24th at 8:30 a.m.  We will meet in the main parking area above Hughes crossing.  We will clean the river until 11 a.m.  Lunch will be provided. Contact is 

The Blue River Fly Classic will be March 3rd, 2018.  Information can be found at

Keep up to date with happenings on the Blue by reading the Blue River Blog at 

Smokeys Review System:

Two Paws Up - Good Fishing

One Paw Up - Fair Fishing

One Rear Leg Hiked - Poor Fishing

The Squat - "Crap On This - Let's Go Have A Beer!"




The Tail Wag

This report brought to you in memory of Smokey the Great Trout Scout.  Long live his memory and long live Blue River.

The Smoker can't use a cell phone to call Operation Game Thief but when he sees poachers doing what they do he certainly wants to take a bite out of crime.  It is both unethical and a violation of wildlife rules, not to mention what it does to the whole of the outdoor community, to poach or go beyond established rules.  So, help the little trout scout with a snout out by plugging into your cell phone the number to Operation Game Thief - 1-800-522-8039.  You'll feel dog-gone good about it.


Smokey the amazing trout scout passed on June 4th, 2008.  He is now scouting the big waters of heaven.  His weekly trout scout report will continue given through his friend and master.  Long live the memory of Smokey and long live Blue River.