White River Spin Fishing Report
Current Report - February 11, 2014
by Donald Cranor, Cranor's Guide Service
Updated once a month unless fishing conditions
|Donald Cranor holding a 22lb.
2oz brown caught by Scott McGee (next to Donald). Donald taught Scott how to cast a
spinning rod at 7:30am. Then, at 9:30am Scott showed Donald how to land a real trophy
trout. Scott picked up on trophy fishing pretty quick!
your interested in fishing the White River NOW IS THE TIME! We have started off with a
bang and it's only going to get better over the next couple weeks. If you don't have plans
for a trip, make them! You won't be disappointed.
I had a guy from Canyon,
Texas land a monster female brown on Wednesday the 5th of February. She weighed in at an
impressive 13lbs. 5ozs. This was a fish that I thought would probably be the biggest fish
I would get the chance to land this year but the same guy proved my thought wrong the very
next day when he landed a male that was 32-1/2" long and tipped the scales to an
My favorite way to fish for
these great fish is to drift minnows in the rising water. I will follow the rise for miles
then work my way back at the end of the day. These browns can also be taken on white jigs,
smithwick rogues, white plastic worms and pretty much anything else that resembles a
The key is being and staying
on the right water. As the water rises there will be a level when the fish start feeding.
They will continue to feed until the level reaches another point normally 12 to 18
"of good water level. This will change from day to day. Some days the best bite will
be right on the front of the rise and other days they won't start until the water has come
up three or four feet. Once you find the prime level you stay with it by working your way
down the river with the rise.
I explain this by telling
people it's like setting down for a meal. Everyone eats at the same time until they are
full. If you stay at the table and the food is still on the table you will pick something
up every now and then even though you are not hungry. Same thing happens with the trout. I
want my bait in front of em when they first get to the table.
As most of you know we have
great fishing all year long but Feb. and March are better than great. We catch browns like
nobody's business. If you haven't done a trip in the early season your missing out!
Give me a call And I will do
my best to show you the trip of a lifetime!
Donald Cranor's Web Site To Book A Fishing Trip
||About Donald Cranor
Donald's father, also a trout guide, introduced Donald to White River trout fishing
at an early age. In addition to learning how to trout fish in any water condition, Donald
also learned how to safely pilot a river boat in any water level. He conducted his first
paid guided trout fishing trip in 1982 at age 15. Over the years he has guided for several
area outfitters and resorts.
After 20 years of
guiding for others, Donald decided it was time to start his own business. His guiding
skills generated good word of mouth advertising for his new business. TV show producers
and print media journalists approached Donald for White River guided trout fishing trips.
Donald also received sponsorships from top brand name tackle manufacturers who want pros
to use their gear.
Yet Donald's true passion remains conducting trout fishing
trips with anglers who also have a passion for trout fishing. It is their positive word of
mouth which has most helped Donald's good reputation as a top trout guide. They enjoy his
fishing and safe boating skills as well as his level of all-around good service.