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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.9.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be on the bite throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well at traditional access points on the north end and mid-reservoir using worms and/or marshmallows. Boat anglers are having some success for rainbow trout trolling spoons or cowbells. Walleye fishing has been slow, but anglers are catching a few walleye on the south end of the reservoir tolling worm harnesses or cranks in 20 feet of water or less.  Yellow perch are being caught from shore on the south end of the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught from shore at York Bridge and at Riverside while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits around Devil’s Elbow, Riverside and Black Sandy.  Lake Helena and the Causeway are producing walleye while trolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers with a leech.  Walleye are being caught from shore at night at the Causeway Bridge on worms or leeches.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Some rainbows are still cruising around the ramps where action has been good on flies.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling perch colored crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  The perch bite is starting to take off, especially around the boat docks while using jigs tipped with a worm.  Walleye are being caught around the Gates of the Mountains on jigs tipped with a worm.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena