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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 4.25.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to cruise shorelines throughout the reservoir and anglers are doing well. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, beads, jigs or various bead head nymph patterns. No report from boat anglers targeting rainbow trout other than anglers anchoring and casting to shore for cruisers. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end of the reservoir tolling worm harnesses or cranks in 15 feet of water or less.  A few yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good from shore at York Bridge while using flies or spawn sacks and at Riverside while using worms.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits around York Bridge and White Sandy.  Lake Helena walleye fishing slowed up considerably over the weekend with the cooler weather.  A few walleye were caught while trolling crankbaits.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Very good rainbow fishing can be found from shore around all the boat docks while using small pink or orange flies.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling gold/silver crankbaits along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  A few walleye and perch are being caught, but action remains slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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