Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.4.14)
By angelamontana

Posted: April 4, 2014

Hunting:

Spring Bear season starts April 15th and Spring Turkey starts April 13th.  Mountain lion season (with hounds) ends April 14th.  Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting.  And make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board.

Fishing:       

Canyon Ferry Lake: Ice has pulled away from the shore line, so unless we get a big freeze ice fishing is wrapped up on Canyon Ferry Lake.  However, there is some shoreline fishing that can be done but you may still get some iced over line so bring something to clear your rod every now and then.   Try snap jigging some small spoons tipped with maggots/meal worms or try pulling some small spinners tipped as well.

Missouri River: Water flows are still high but have remained consistent, this should have allowed the fish to get back into their normal diet.  The hot ticket, and only ticket, is nymphing.  We recommend throwing a pink Ray Charles.  San Juan worms are also getting hits regularly…but you want to use a wired body or some weight to get the fly deep.

(Report by Ryan Corwin-Bob Ward & Sons)