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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.4.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has slowed with warmer water temperatures, but some anglers continue to catch fish on the  north end of the reservoir using cowbells, tipped with worms, or cranks in 20 to 50 feet of water. Shore anglers had some success fishing for rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir 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.  Yellow perch continue to be caught from shore using worms and while trolling for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught trolling cowbells or light colored crankbaits anywhere between Black Sandy and York Bridge. Shore fishing is fair while using worms or Power bait around Black Sandy and Riverside. Small walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge on jigs and in the Causeway Arm on perch colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers and a leech or worm.  Some walleye are also being caught around Riverside on jigs.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Good rainbow fishing continues for those trolling cowbells throughout the reservoir; especially from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Shore fishing for rainbows has been fair around Gates of the Mountains on worms.  Walleye are being caught around Split Rock, Cottonwood Creek and the bays by Holter Dam.  Most walleye are being caught on bottom bouncers and a worm.  Perch are being caught throughout the reservoir in small bays and around the boat docks in 10 to 20 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena