Countdown to TRWD Flyfest on March 13

By March 3, 2021

TRWD Flyfest returns to the Clear Fork of the Trinity River on Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a product of TRWD’s Fish-the-Fort, the festival is a celebration of urban fishing and the TRWD will release 1,800 lbs. of rainbow trout in addition to the nearly 3,000 Texas native fish stocked annually.

There is something to hook everyone! The day will feature presentations, fly tying lessons, kids activities, live music, cooking demos from James Gaines of Reata Restaurant, food trucks, wine and craft beer and more. The festival’s main event will once again be the ORVIS Big Trout Contest where anglers compete to catch the biggest trout or the most fish in the time allotted. Open fishing for fly and bait fishing will also be welcomed in designated areas.

Know Before You Go:

  1. Bring a Face Mask: Required for entrance in the indoor presentation and fly-tying areas. Masks not required but strongly encouraged in outdoor activity areas.
  2. Sign up online to compete in the Orvis Big Trout Contest. No onsite sign-ups this year
  3. BYOR – Bring your own rod! This year for the health and safety of the participants we ask that you bring your own rod and cast along. A limited number of loaner rods will be available on site the day of the event and will be sanitized between uses.
  4. Support local food and beverage vendors onsite for the event.  Be sure to bring a credit card for contactless payment options.
  5. Wear comfortable clothing as this is a partial outdoor event! Hang out in and around the Clear Fork of the Trinity River.
  6. Tag #TRWDFlyfest in your special moments for a chance to be featured!

For more information on TRWD Flyfest, visit


Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.88 550.00 -0.12
Benbrook 693.54 694.00 -0.46
Bridgeport 821.21 836.00 -14.79
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.79 649.10 -4.31
Lake Worth 591.00 594.00 -3.00
Richland-Chambers 315.50 315.00 0.50
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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