White River Spin Fishing Report
Current Report - May 19, 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!
Well it's starting to heat up and the browns are feeding like crazy!
Sculpins have been the best bait in the last few weeks but I'm looking for
the crawdad fishing to set in at any time.
The sculpin fishing is as easy as it gets. I like to skin my sculpins simply because it
turns them white and they really stick out on the dark bottom of the river. After you have
him skinned slip a #6 Aberdeen hook through his lips and chunk him in. Most people will
set back and let him soak until something eats him or they get bored and move on. I like
to move mine around a bit. When you have em hooked in the lips you can dart and twitch em
a little and get the fishes attention. This works really well if the water is really low
and you can set up off to one side of your fish. Setting up to one side will allow you to
watch the fish wile you fish for them. After you have messed with em enough you will
get to where you can tell if they will bite or not just by their reactions.if you twitch
the bait and the fish rises up in the water column and he gets a look on his face like oh
I just saw something. You better get ready. Some of them will come right to it and grab it
like they haven't eaten in a week but don't be surprised If he swims right over the top of
your bait and then circles down stream pay attention because he will be right back and
this time he will scoop it up on the way by. Don't know why but some of em will do a drive
by before picking it up. If you twitch it and they look like they just saw a ghost and run
like the dickens you might as well move on and find another one. If they start avoiding
your bait their not going to change their mind any time soon.
Now for the rainbow fishermen. You're in luck! The water has been a lot lower lately and
the river is stacked full! They are hitting anything you want to use. Earlier this week I
was using small pieces of cooked shrimp on a #6 eagle claw Aberdeen hook. They were taking
it so fast that I had to hide behind a tree just to bait my hook. You can search far and
wide but you won't find rainbow fishing any better than what we have here on these two
That's it for now!
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.