helena area reservoirs fishing report

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.27.16
By angelamontana

Posted: June 27, 2016

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report – (6/27/16-7/3/16)

Canyon Ferry: 

Rainbow trout fishing has slowed down a bit, but some anglers continue to catch fish on the  north end of the reservoir using cowbells, tipped with worms, or cranks in 20 to 40 feet of water. Successful shore anglers had success fishing for rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows. Walleye are being caught mid reservoir and throughout the south end tolling worm harnesses or slow-death rigs, tipped with worms or leeches, in 30 feet of water or less.  Jigs tipped with worms are also producing walleye throughout the reservoir.  A few yellow perch continue to be caught from shore using worms and while trolling for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena


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 and near York Bridge. Walleye fishing is good in the Causeway while using jigs tipped with a leech or worm.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena


Rainbow fishing is good throughout the reservoir with the hot spot being between Split Rock and Holter Dam while trolling cowbells.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch are being caught around the docks and weed beds 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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