By Brett Morehead
Outing host
Located in Tishomingo, Okla., inside the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area, you will find the Blue River. The Blue River is spring-fed, starting in Connersville and flowing southeast to the Red River. Located two and a half hours from downtown Fort Worth, the Blue River holds smallmouth bass, crappie and catfish, plus it is stocked bi-weekly during the winter with rainbow and golden trout.

On Dec. 9, Fort Worth Fly Fishers will meet for a head count and instructions at 10 a.m. at Scotty’s Blue River One Stop (address below), located just outside the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. Scotty’s serves breakfast, lunch and has an assortment of recommended guide flies on hand for sale that are tied by our good friend of FWFF, Donavan Clary.

This event will be hosted by FWFF President Brett Morehead. If you are interested in attending, please contact him at or (817) 368-3808. Additionally, any FWFF member who has not previously signed a club waiver will be asked to complete the new FFI waiver before participating in club events.

Here is some handy information for this outing,
   * Scotty’s Blue River One Stop 4501 S. Bullard Chapel Road Tishomingo, Okla. 73460 (580) 371-9288
   * River Public Fishing and Hunting Area 3400 S. Hutchins Lane Tishomingo, Okla. 73460 GPS coordinates: 34.3328709°N, -96.5844456°W

   * Chest waders and wading stick, polarized sunglasses 3-weight to 5-weight rod with floating line 9-foot leader in 4x to 6x; 4x to 6x tippet, strike indicator, split shot Assortment of trout flies – zebra midge, caddis imitations, San Juan worm, bead head nymphs, wooly buggers
   *Oklahoma Fishing License: go to Nonresident license: 1-day, $15; 6-day, $35; calendar year, $55; Texas residents age 65 and older are exempt from having a license (valid Texas ID required)

Conditions for your trip are looking good. The Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation’s Blue River Report as of Nov. 28 showed water levels normal, water temperature at 52°F and clear. The report also said rainbow trout were excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, nymphs, PowerBait, spoons, and worms around channels and rocks. Click on the link above to get the most current report.

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