Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (6.20.14)
By angelamontana

Posted: June 20, 2014

Hunting:

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Fishing:    

Canyon Ferry Lake: Trout have been consistently biting especially on the north end. For shoreline fishing try using some spawn sacs, night crawlers, or leeches. If you are out on a boat try trolling some cowbells or spoons tipped with a worm or leech. If walleye is more your speed try fishing the south end by the Silos. Water levels have decreased and all the boat ramps are available. The average size Walleye is about 16-18” in length. Bring your crawling harnesses, bottom bouncers, and leeches and try trolling around Pond #1. Perch and Firetiger Rapalas have also been doing well.

Missouri River: The water levels have dropped from last week. Dry fly action has started to pick-up so make sure to bring some Caddis, BWOs, or PMDs to toss at any risers you might see. For nymphing, we’d recommend throwing some Caddis Pupas, Scuds, Czech Nymphs, and wire body San Juan worms.

Hauser Lake: Try trolling for some ‘Bows around Black Sandy with some cowbells and a spoon. Some smaller Walleye have been getting caught around the Causeway, try trolling a two-hook crawling harness tipped with a leech.

(Report by Ryan Corwin-Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors)