Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 4.29.13
By angelamontana

Posted: April 29, 2013

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Canyon Ferry: The rainbow trout bite is in full swing and fish are cruising most shorelines throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well at most access points using spoons, worms, spawn sacks or various bead head nymph patterns. Boat anglers have had some success tolling cowbells tipped with worms or crankbaits in 5 to 15 feet of water. Walleye anglers have started picking up fish throughout the south end when the wind allows. Trolling shallow with crankbaits (pink, orange or green) or worm harnesses has produced the best bite. No report of perch or ling. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing is good at the Causeway Bridge while using egg sacks or black Wooly Buggers. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling cowbells or light colored crankbaits in the Causeway Arm and around Riverside. Lake Helena walleye fishing is good in the mornings before the wind picks up. Trolling perch, silver or blue crankbaits has worked best for walleye. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling perch, orange or silver crankbaits as well as cowbells tipped with a worm throughout the reservoir. Shore action is fair around Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch while using marshmallows, worms or egg sacks. Walleye fishing is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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