Blue River PHFA

Blue River PFHA


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:

Black bass: six combined per day, all of which must be 14 inches or longer, and only one of which may be a smallmouth bass. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day. All crappie; six combined per day/no size limit.


Fishing limited to only one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times no more than two rods and reels per person). No other method of fishing allowed.

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, 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

May 24. Elevation is below normal (rising), water temperature 73°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Smallmouth, Bass, Spotted Good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, rocks, shorelines.

Catfish, Channel Good on stinkbait, worms around channels, rocks.

Sunfish, Bluegill, Sunfish, Green, Sunfish, Redear Good on crickets, worms around brush structure, rocks, shorelines, weed beds.

Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace

Kayla M, 03/18/2022
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