Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (6.12.15)
Fishing: Streams are open and with the scattered storms in the forecast pressures have been up and down and the fish have been pretty active.
Little Blackfoot: Water has lowered a bit and cleared up enough to throw some dry flies at risers. For dry flies we’d recommend throwing a size 10 stone and caddis should also fish well in the evenings. For nymphing we’d recommend sticking to BH prince nymphs and caddis pupas.
Missouri River: Fishing has slowed a bit but the river is still fishing consistently. Nymphing will be the most consistent—try throwing a red San Juan with a scud dropped off the back. Soft hackles are fishing well too. BWOs are also fishing well between Holter and Craig.
Canyon Ferry Lake: The trout have been fishing well especially on the north-end of the lake. From shore try throwing some spinners or spoons tipped with a worm. Boaters were doing well trolling cowbells or other harnesses in the shallows tipped with leeches. Walleye fishing is starting to take off as the water warms up. Try trolling the shallows by the duck ponds with a bottom bouncer and crawling harness tipped with a leech, Rapalas work pretty well—I usually troll a countdown or husky jerk in Firetiger or Perch (blue and pinks also seem to hit well at Canyon Ferry)
(Report via Ryan Corwin – Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors)