Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.1.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to cruise 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 continues to be good from both shore and boat.  Shore fishing is best at York Bridge while using flies and at Riverside while using jigs tipped with a worm or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells around York Bridge, Black Sandy and in the Causeway.  Lake Helena is producing some small walleye while trolling crankbaits. A few walleye are being caught from shore at night at the Causeway Bridge.  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.  Perch action is picking up while using a jig and worm in 10 to 15 feet of water. Walleye action is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
 

 






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