Burks Fork is a well known hot spot for the locals of Floyd county. This meandering stream runs through fields and cattle farms beneath the shadow of buffalo mountain. I love to fish this stream once summer shows its true colors because its a chance to catch some sizable fish (if you know where to look). This stream is a class “A” stocked stream which means it’s stocked about 8 times a year. The one negative thing about Burks is that its inconsistent. Once stocked, you can count on the steam to be overrun… hardly a place for solitude. Oh, and the water depth is constantly changing due to rainstorms and hot spells. Aside from that, Burks proves to be a wonderful place to enjoy a beer and catch a few brown trout.
I find the best time of year to fish this stream is early winter and early summer because there’s no one there. At various points you fish alongside cattle, ducks and other farm animals. Its great. Burks is also a wonderful place to learn how to fly fish. At several points the stream opens into fields. No trees and a carefree backcast make it easier for beginners to focus of fly presentation and landing a fish. If you’re in the area hit this little gem up.