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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.30.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout anglers continue to do well from shore at traditional access points throughout the reservoir using worms and/or marshmallows. Boat anglers are having success fishing for rainbows trolling smiley blades, tipped with worms, or cranks in 10 to 30 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been slow, but successful 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. No report for yellow perch. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Shore fishing for rainbows is good below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms, Powerbait or spinners. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling cowbells or fluorescent crankbaits around the White Sandy and Black Sandy areas. Walleye fishing has picked up again in Lake Helena and the Causeway while trolling bottom bouncers or perch colored crankbaits. A few walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge from shore while using jigs tipped with a leech. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Departure Point on worms or marshmallows. Boat anglers are finding great action for rainbows while trolling perch or brown and yellow colored crankbaits or cowbells throughout the reservoir, with the area from Split Rock to Holter Dam being the best bet. Some perch are being caught around the boat docks while using jigs tipped with a worm. Walleye fishing has improved around the Clay Banks in the lower reservoir and around the Gates of the Mountains on jigs tipped with a worm or leech. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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