Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)
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 Saturday, September 6th. For Grouse and Fall Turkey the season is in full swing. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting or fishing. And 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. Shoreline fishing has been productive as well—try throwing wooly buggers or spoons. 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.
Missouri River: The big “Mo” is fishing well, cooler nights have kept the trout happy and hungry. Trico’s have been a go to in the mornings, but may start slow on colder days. By mid-day through the evening try switching to hoppers and you can also have some luck with beetles or ants.
(Report by Ryan Corwin-Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors)