Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.8.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to cruise shorelines throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success at Shannon, Kim’s Marina, and on the south end 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 and perch are being caught throughout the south end of the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses in 20 feet of water or less.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
 
Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has slowed up some with a few trout being caught from shore at York Bridge and Riverside while using jigs tipped with a worm or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are having better success for rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells around York Bridge, Black Sandy and in the Causeway.  Lake Helena walleye fishing has been really good while using crankbaits or bottom bouncers.  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:  The rainbow action from shore has slowed up some around the ramps as the trout move into deeper water; however, egg pattern flies or wooly buggers are still producing a few trout.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  Perch action continues to improve 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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