Holter & Hauser Continue to Produce Good Fishing in the Helena Area Reservoirs Report
By Kjel

Posted: June 5, 2012
Canyon Ferry has slowed down in the the last week. However, Hauser and Holter both continue to see good action for trout fishing. Walleye fishing has remained slowed on all the major reservoirs around Helena. For more information check out the detailed reports below:
Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for rainbow trout has slowed down some with the best action happening around the Outhouse, Shannon, Goose Bay and Confederate using worms, marabou jigs tipped with worms or fly fishing gear (nymphs, woolly buggers or worm imitations).  Boat anglers continue to do well in 15 to 20 feet of water trolling cranks or cowbells near White Earth, Confederate and Cemetery Island.  Walleye anglers are having some success, but recent cool temperatures have slowed the bite considerably.   Successful anglers are catching walleye throughout the south end of the reservoir trolling worm harnesses and cranks in 15 to 20 feet of water.   Some walleye are being picked up mid reservoir while vertically jigging bay points.  No report for yellow perch or ling.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
Hauser:  Rainbow fishing continues to be good below Canyon Ferry Dam.  Boat anglers are drifting jigs and worms or leeches while shore anglers are using worms or Powerbait. Rainbows are also being caught around White Sandy while trolling cowbells tipped with a worm. A few walleye are being caught in Lake Helena and the Causeway while trolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers with leeches, but action has been inconsistent. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  Rainbow fishing continues to be good especially in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Trolling cowbells tipped with a worm or white corn is working the best. A few rainbows are being caught from shore at the Holter Lake Campground area on worms or Powerbait.  A few walleye and perch are being caught, but overall fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Troy Humphrey
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks