Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors: 6.5.15
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 been high and a little off color but nymphing is still working well. We’d recommend throwing some BH prince nymphs or BH hares ear, you might need some split shot with the higher flow. The caddis are coming off but with higher water levels we didn’t see many risers. We also spotted a few stone flies near Avon, as well.
Missouri River: Flows are at a great level and fishing is great. Caddis are out and there are plenty of risers. For dry flies we’d recommend sticking to the channels and throwing Elk Caddis, you might also have some luck with BWOs and some smaller ant patterns. For nymphing or droppers, try throwing Caddis Pupas, scuds, or San Juan worms.
Canyon Ferry Lake: The trout have been fishing well especially on the north-end of the lake. From shore try throwing some leeches or spawn sacks. Boaters were doing well trolling cowbells or other harnesses in the shallows tipped with leeches. Walleye fishing should be 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.
(Reports via Ryan Corwin – Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors)