Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.12.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has slowed a bit, but a few fish continue to be caught throughout the reservoir.  Successful shoreline trout anglers are finding fish at traditional locations using spinners, worms, and Powerbait. Boat anglers are having success for trout trolling cowbells and crankbaits throughout the reservoir. Walleye are being throughout the south half of the reservoir trolling crankbaits, worm harnesses, and Lindy rigs in 10 to 35 feet of water using worms or leeches on spinner harnesses. A few yellow perch are being caught while trolling for walleye.  Bow fishing for carp continues to be excellent throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught by boat anglers around the Black Sandy and White Sandy area while trolling cowbells 20 feet deep.  Rainbows are also being caught below Canyon Ferry Dam on jigs or crankbaits.  Rainbow fishing is slow from shore.  Walleye are being caught in the Causeway while using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches or worms.  Perch fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Departure Point while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling green colored crankbaits or cowbells in the lower reservoir at 15 to 20 feet deep and in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains.  Walleye are being caught while using jigs and worms or leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water.  The best walleye action is happening in the lower reservoir and 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. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

 






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