Find out the latest hunting and fishing reports from the Helena area, courtesy of Bob Wards.
Hunting: Archery season is almost upon us; so if you’re in need for a bow, arrows, any camo, scents, or any other archery equipment swing on in and let us help you get geared up for your big hunt. Archery season opens up for Deer/Elk/Antelope/Bear on September 6th. For Grouse and Fall Turkey the season starts September 1st. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting or fishing. Make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts or catches and post them on are bulletin board.
Canyon Ferry Lake: Trout fishing has been pretty solid up north by the dam and Cemetery Island. Try trolling cowbells or a flashy spoon tipped with a worm. The Walleye are still productive as well. The south is still producing plenty of Walleye but if you’re in deeper water try targeting the Walleye around 20’ deep with a crawling harness with worm or Rapalas.
Causeway: we’ve had a few reports of Walleye being caught from shore. Try snap-jigging with a night-crawler near the Causeway Bridge.
Missouri River: The big “Mo” is fishing well through mid-July. Trico’s have been a go to in the mornings. Hoppers are out in force and you can also have some luck with beetles or ants. We’d also recommend throwing some Caddis in the early evening through late afternoon.