Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.24.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are cruising shorelines throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional north end reservoir access points using worms, spawn sacks or various nymph fly patterns. Boat anglers are catching a few trout while anchored and casting to shore or trolling attractors at shallow depths. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end of the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses in 25 feet of water or less.  No report for yellow perch.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is very good from both shore and boat.  Shore fishing is best at York Bridge while using pink or orange flies and at Riverside while using jigs tipped with a worm.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells around York Bridge and in the Causeway.  Lake Helena is producing a few small walleye while trolling blue & gray or perch colored rapalas.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Very good rainbow fishing can be found from shore around all the boat ramps while using egg pattern flies or wooly buggers.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  Walleye and perch action are slow with a few perch being caught while using a jig and worm in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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