Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.11.15
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers continue to do well throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn sacks or various bead head fly fishing patterns. Boat anglers are doing well trolling attractors at depths between 5 and 25 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been slow, but look for things to pick up soon throughout the south end and at some locations mid-reservoir.  Some yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has slowed down.  A few are being caught at Riverside and Black Sandy from shore on worms or marabou jigs.  Trolling cowbells around Devil’s Elbow has produced a few rainbows as well.  Some walleye are being caught in the Causeway on jigs and worms and in Lake Helena while trolling bright colored crankbaits.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good around Split Rock and Black Beach while trolling crankbaits or cowbells less than 10 feet deep.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  A few walleye are being caught around Cottonwood Creek on jigs and crawlers.  The perch bite is starting to pick up and it looks like there should be some great action again this summer.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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






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