Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.15.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout spawn is nearly over, but fish continue to be caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success at Shannon, Kim’s Marina, and on the south end using worms and/or marshmallows or various nymph fly patterns. Boat anglers are catching a few trout trolling attractors at shallow depths. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end of the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses in less than 10 feet of water or less.  A few yellow perch are being caught while trolling for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught from shore at York Bridge and Riverside while using jigs tipped with a worm or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding a few rainbows while trolling cowbells around Black Sandy and in the Causeway.  Lake Helena walleye fishing has slowed down with a few being caught while using crankbaits.  A number of perch have been caught in Lake Helena, but as a reminder only one over 14 inches can be kept.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows are being caught from shore at Log Gulch and Departure Point while using worms or Powerbait.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  Perch action is good around the docks, Oxbow Bend and by the clay banks while using a jig and worm in 10 to 15 feet of water. Walleye action is slow with a few being caught with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

 






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