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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.16.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore at traditional access points throughout the reservoir using worms and/or marshmallows. Boat anglers are having some success for rainbow trout trolling spoons or cowbells tipped with worms. 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 15 feet of water or less.  A few yellow perch are being caught from shore on the south end of the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore fishing for rainbows has slowed down with a few being caught around York Bridge and Riverside while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling dark colored crankbaits around Devil’s Elbow and Black Sandy.  Walleye fishing has slowed down with the recent weather; however, a few are still being caught in Lake Helena and the Causeway while trolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers with a leech.  A few walleye are being caught from shore at night at the Causeway Bridge on worms or leeches.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Shore fishing for rainbows has produced good results while using flies, Powerbait or worms.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling perch colored crankbaits or cowbells throughout the reservoir.  Perch and walleye fishing have slowed up with the recent cooler weather.  Some perch are being caught around the boat docks while using jigs tipped with a worm.  A few walleye are being caught around the Gates of the Mountains on jigs tipped with a worm.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena