Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.29.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success at Shannon and Chinamen’s using worms or Powerbait. Boat anglers are having success for trout trolling crankbaits at shallow depths throughout the reservoir. Walleye are being caught on the south half of the reservoir trolling crankbaits, worm harnesses, and Lindy rigs in 10 to 30 feet of water.  Yellow perch are being caught while trolling for walleye.  Bow fishing for carp has been excellent throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow from shore, but better action is occurring around Black Sandy and York Bridge while trolling cowbells.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore at the Causeway Bridge and Riverside while using nightcrawlers or marshmallows.  Walleye are being caught in Lake Helena while using perch colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers.  A few walleye have been caught from the Causeway Bridge on leeches at night.  Perch fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Gates of the Mountains and Departure Point while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir, but the best action is in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains.  Perch action is good around the docks, Oxbow Bend and by the clay banks while using a jig and worm in 8 to 10 feet of water. Walleye action is improving while using jigs and leeches with the best action happening in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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