Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.14.14
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms and/or marshmallows at traditional access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling attractors, tipped with worms, in 20-25 feet of water. The walleye bite has been consistent throughout the reservoir.  Anglers are doing well trolling in 8 to 35 feet of water using worm harnesses (orange, green and pink), tipped with worms or leeches, or while vertical jigging bay points.  Some yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught below Canyon Ferry Dam from shore on worms or from a boat while trolling crankbaits.  Walleye are being caught in the Causeway on a slip bobber with a leech, Lake Helena on dark crankbaits or below Canyon Ferry Dam on jigs with a leech.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  The rainbows have gone into deeper water, but good fishing can still be found while trolling cowbells throughout the reservoir; especially from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Perch are being caught everywhere throughout the reservoir in 6 to 15 feet deep.  Walleye are being caught around Mann Gulch, Cottonwood Creek and the clay banks in the lower reservoir.  Most walleye are being caught in 12 feet of water while using leeches.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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






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