In spite of the parking lot on both sides of Route 9 being jammed with cars, I was able to get some elbow room and land about 15 trout. Some looked recently-stocked, while the veterans already have lost their silvery sheen.
The biggest was a 17″ rainbow (see first photo if you scroll down). The others were also good-sized, and all weighed a few pounds. Does anyone know why DFW stocks “jumbo-sized” fish in the Swift? I’m not complaining, but they don’t seem that big on other local rivers.
The bite really picked up around 5 pm, and I decided to stay until dark. Perhaps it was because the river started to clear out by then? Sulphurs hatched everywhere, fish rose all around, and fireflies greeted me on the walk back to the car.
Drove away at 9 pm, wishing there was more daylight.
Here are two videos and some photos.