Blue River PFHA

Blue River PHFA


Game Warden (County):
(580) 320-2948(Johnston)
(580) 320-2950(Johnston)

Blue River is 3,367 acres of Postoak and Blackjack timber and scattered openings. Located 8 miles northeast of Tishomingo.

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Blue River (Google Map) is located 4 miles northeast of E Harbert Rd on S Hutchins Ln.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 6.25 mi.


Johnston County

From Tishomingo (south entrance): 4 miles east on State Hwy 78, 6½ miles north on Bullard Chapel Rd (N3590). From Tishomingo (north entrance): 9 miles north on U.S. Hwy 377, 1 mile east on State Hwy 7.

ODWC manages primitive campgrounds and latrines. Blue River is 3,367 acres of Postoak and Blackjack timber and scattered openings with 6.25 miles of wadable stream access.

From November through mid-March, Blue River is a designated trout area, and is stocked with rainbows every two weeks. During the spring and summer, channel catfish are regularly stocked.

Daily/Size Limits:

Spotted bass: must be 14 inches or longer. 
Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.
All crappie: six combined per day, no size limit.


Allowed methods: one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times up to two rods and reels per person).

Note: For more trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

All hunting is restricted to shotguns or archery equipment only.

Closed Seasons
Deer Muzzleloader, Turkey Fall Gun, Trapping
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Dove, Gallinule, Crow, Quail, Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey Fall Archery, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun

Shotguns with slugs only.

  • Deer Gun

Open the entire 16 days of deer gun season. Closed to antlerless hunting. Shotguns with slugs only.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

Blue River PFHA Report

Jan 23. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 44°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level)

Trout, Rainbow Excellent on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, punch bait, spoons around creek channels, river channel, rocks.

Comments: Drifting powerbait under a small indicator or bobber has been producing lot of fish for bait anglers. This also helps to not snag on the bottom. Worms, egg patterns, and size 12-18 beadhead nymphs have also been doing well for fly fisherman. 3/16-1/4 oz metallic spoons have been a very productive lure as well.

Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace

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