Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

Troutnut.com User Billburns (bill)

Real Namebill
Locationnew springfield
Biography & ThoughtsI am 53 years old and have only recently returned to my boyhood passion.It was my sons; Bradley, John and Richard, who reintroduced me to fishing. I, of course, would take them fishing when they were boys, but with my work and their other interests we found less and less time to fish together. I was hurt at work a few years ago and have not been able to return due to my injuries. My saving grace has been fishing. John bought a boat last year and we spent the summer to fall on the water with every chance we had. Fishing the Ohio River and the lakes of northeast Ohio. When the cold weather came and the fishing was to be put on hold till spring, he introduced me to Steelhead fishing. My first time was very productive. Using Little cleos on the Conneaut Creek, I caught 2 nice sized fish right of the bat. That's all it took. I was hooked.
I really haven't been out much this summer. I did go to Tennessee to visit Brad and Rich. The fishing there was crappie, and I don't mean the panfish. The weather wouldn't cooperate. It was 100+ every day. The water was almost as hot. Brad and I did find some cold water under the Wood Lake dam. There were stocked trout but, with all the algea in the stream, it was really difficult to get the bait to work right. Spoons caught it, spinners did, and even live bait was almost useless. Brad did get a nice channel cat and a brown trout that was hiding behind a discarded beer can. I finally nailed a smallmouth. All were released to be revisited next year. Poor Rich, all he caught was limb. (That's tree limb not "brim")
The cold weather is coming. I can't wait. Back to the creeks and rivers in search of the great Steelhead. If all goes well, I'll go this weekend. If not, then maybe next. In any case, I'll be out there.

Send Billburns a Private Message

To do this you have to log in at the top of the page. If you haven't registered yet, it's this easy:

Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.
Most Recent Posts
Re: Fly Rod Building
In Gear Talk by Summer_doug (Flamey replied)
Re: Elk River British Columbia Rising Cutthroat Trout August 2018
In Fishing Reports by Srfwl (Martinlf replied)
Re: "Plan C"?? Subtitled: you can never have too many backups
In General Discussion by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)
Re: WV Fly Fisherman
In Fishing Reports by Flamey
Re: Can I put an 8wt reel on a 5wt rod?
In Gear Talk by Ogilvy (Serengeti replied)
Re: How do you post photos to Troutnut??
In General Discussion by Gunnison
Re: Ladies and gentlemen, Plan B has been formulated
In General Discussion by Jmd123 (Iasgair replied)
Re: Long-time reader, never-time poster? Start here!
In General Discussion by Troutnut (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Streamer rod for lakes
In Gear Talk by Barbaube (Iasgair replied)
Re: CDC Dry Fly Midge - size 26 hook!
In Fly Tying by Mcflyangler (Frusso replied)