White River Spin Fishing Report
Current Report - April 15, 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 the water is finally starting to warm a
little. Yeah that's a strange statement from me because water temp is something I have
never considered before this year. This year has been incredibly cold and it has affected
the water temp. It's put everything about three weeks behind schedule. I'm still catching
browns at a very good rate on minnows. This normally starts to slow around the 20th
of March and completely dries up around the first of April. It's now the 15th of April and
the minnow bite is still good on some days.
If your looking to catch a ton of rainbows try a 2" piece of pink plastic worm on the
shank of a #4 Aberdeen hook. Tip the hook with a small piece of cooked shrimp. I use
cooked only because it's easier to handle and it last longer without spoiling. You can
also try tipping the hook with one yellow power egg.
The minnow and pink worm technique work better on rising water. The key is to be on the
rising water but to also be clean water. This is tricky at times. If the water has been
shut off and then starts to rise there is a very short window of clean water and you have
to stay with it as it moves downstream. If the water has been running for some time and
starts to rise the window will be larger but it's still important to stay in the clean
part of the rise.
If your looking to catch some on artificial baits I have had some great
days on 3/32 white jigs.
That's all I have 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.