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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.20.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught on the north end of the reservoir using cowbells or cranks, tipped with worms, in 10 to 30 feet of water. Shore anglers are having success fishing for rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows. Walleye are being caught mid reservoir and throughout the south end tolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, or cranks in 30 feet of water or less.  Jigs tipped with worms are also producing walleye.  A few yellow perch continue to be caught from shore using worms or while trolling for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore fishing for Rainbows is slow with a few being caught at Riverside while using worms or powerbait.  Rainbow fishing is good for boat anglers while trolling cowbells around the White Sandy and Black Sandy area. The Causeway arm is producing decent results for walleye while trolling bottom bouncers with a leech.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing continues to be good between Split Rock and Holter Dam while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch are being caught around the docks and bays in the lower reservoir in 10 to 15 feet of water.  A few walleye are mixed in with the schools of perch. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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