It's a 29" male landed on a fly in Feb. 2012. Chad Johnson
and Alex Lafkas.
White River Fly
Fishing With Cranor's
We guide the White River
year round. So if you have a date that works for you .....we are fishing. We
have crazy numbers of nice Rainbow Trout and good numbers of Brown Trout over
20". We also have Brooks and Cutthroat--The Big Four! Don't forget the
Beauty of the Ozarks. So my question to you is....Why wouldn't you come to the White
River? Don't forget to look at our calender to see what kind of fishing and what
time of the year works for you.
Winter streamer fishing with Chad
Chad Johnson and Larry McNair are two of the guides that work with
Cranor's on a regular basis.
Chad has honed his guideing skills through years of takeing clients
fishing across America from Lousianna to Alaska. Chad is a true professional fly
fisherman. He can serve your needs weather you are a novice needing casting instruction or
a seasoned veteran looking to catch one of the monster browns that the White River is
Larry is a Ozarks native who was raised just miles away from the
White river. He has spent a life time studying trout and learning how to catch them.When
it comes to putting fish in the net no one has more experience and does it better than
Which season best fits
your skill level and expectations?
is Streamer Season December
through early March: Streamer Season, fishing
for the Big Boys. We use 7-8 wt rods with sinking lines. During these months is when
we cast big streamers to the banks. If you enjoy seeing Big Browns chase & eat what
you are casting with a vengeance, this is the season for you.
During these months is the time for Trophy Trout, not numbers of
trout. Call us, we'd love to guide you to your Trophy Trout on a fly.
is Dry Fly Season - Mid March
May- Hatch time in the
We use 4-5 wt rods with floating lines. We have a prolific Caddis
Hatch thru mid May, then a Sulfur Hatch till mid June. When I say "Hatch" I mean
bugs hatching in the cup holder of your boat, every fish in the river feeding on Pupas in
the early morning, emergers mid-morning and Dries all afternoon. This results in great
numbers of nice Rainbow and site casting to some really nice Brown Trout. Dry fly
fisherman this is when you will want to book.
Dry Run Creek Cutthroat
Summer is Hopper Season - August
There is a big enough hatch to get Big Browns a meal worth eating.
The Rainbows love Hopper Dropper rigs during this season. We use 5-6 wt rods with floating
lines. If you want to see that 2" hopper get gulped under like a toilet bowl
flushing, you might want to check out the Ozarks during this season. Give us a call; we
would love to show you.
Nymph Season - September-
November Nymph Season, A great time for beginners.
We break the surface & fish the bottom to mid stream
fliesEggs, Sow Bugs, Midges, Copper Johns, etc. We use 5-6 wt rods with floating
All of our Rainbows are fat and happy with great number. We also
get a small pre-spawn bite for our Browns before they go lay on the beds for a couple
months. So, if you want to learn to fly fish come let us teach you. Or if you are an
advanced fisherman, the Ozarks is beautiful this time of year and the fishing is awesome.
Come let us guide you to our Ozark trout.
If your trip does not fall in any of these time frames, there is
nymphing to be had year round. Our trout never stop eating
.Welcome to Southern Trout
Fishing boys & girls
Its good in the Ozarks.