Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 4.22.13
By angelamontana

Posted: April 22, 2013

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Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are cruising north end shorelines and fishing has been fair throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well at traditional access points using worms, spawn sacks or various bead head nymph patterns. Inclement weather has kept most boat anglers at bay and there has been no report from anglers searching for walleye, yellow perch or ling. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing is good at the Causeway Bridge and York Bridge while using egg sacks, Power Bait or Purple Leech Flies. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling cowbells or rapalas in the Causeway Arm. Lake Helena is producing a few walleye for anglers trolling orange or green and yellow crankbaits. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling gold/silver crankbaits, Rock ‘N Rolls or Thomas Lures throughout the reservoir. Shore action is fair around Holter Lake Ramp, Log Gulch and Black Beach while using flies, San Juan worms or egg patterns. Not many rainbows have come into shore yet, but they will as water temps warm up. Walleye fishing is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)