Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.19.14
By angelamontana

Posted: May 20, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite remains consistent throughout the reservoir, especially on the north end. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or while fly fishing with various nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are catching some rainbows on the north end of the reservoir while fly fishing near shore or trolling attractors such as spoons or cowbells. Walleye are being caught on the south end of the reservoir trolling crankbaits (green, silver or perch colored), worm harnesses or slow death rigs at shallow depths.  Some yellow perch  are being caught from shore at Silos or while trolling for walleye. Boat access remains somewhat limited, but the reservoir is rising.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Riverside is producing rainbows from both shore and boat.  Trolling crankbaits or jigging has worked well while worms and marshmallows are producing from shore.  Rainbows are also being caught while trolling cowbells around Black Sandy.  The Lake Helena walleye bite has slowed down with a few fish being reported on calm mornings. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling perch colored crankbaits or cowbells throughout the reservoir.  The hot spot is from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Shore fishing for rainbows has slowed down considerably.  Walleye fishing is slow; however some perch are being caught in small bays.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer & Troy Humphrey-Montana FWP)