As of this writing, area manager Matt Gamble is advising travelers to Blue River give due consideration to making a trip at this time because of road conditions. The roads in the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area are still iced over and extremely difficult to navigate.
The cold trend looks to continue through next week with things possibly improving around Thursday of this coming week.
February Trout Derby
Organizers have announced the dates of the Presidents Day Weekend Trout Derby and those dates are the 15th and 16th of February, 2014.
Chris Adams of Denison, Texas has donated a combination gas/charcoal grill. This grill has three main burners, a side burner, and charcoal pit. Value of this grill is approximately $270.00. Scotty's Blue River One Stop is offering chances to win this grill at $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00. Anyone who purchases $20.00 worth of chances will be listed as a derby sponsor.
The sale of chances on this grill help offset the cost of putting on the trout derby. The cost of special order trout has sky-rocketed over the last couple of events and the Blue River Association could use help in covering the expenses of these special events so many have come to enjoy.
Too Lovely To Litter
Everything needed to launch the "Too Lovely To Litter" project on Blue River is in place and in the hands of wildlife department personnel at Blue River.
The goal of this project is to prevent litter and trash on Blue River. Another goal is to encourage everyone with each visit to carry out more trash than they carry in. If all of us carry out just a little with each visit we make to Blue River, then we all will have a much cleaner and healthier river.
There will be six stations constructed on Blue River and visitors will find them in the main campground area, the south wilderness, the north wilderness, and the catch and release area. We hope everyone will take advantage of this free litter bag offering.