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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.19.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the north half of the reservoir trolling cowbells and crankbaits in 5 to 40 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the south half of the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 20 to 40 feet of water. Yellow perch and rainbow trout are being caught while trolling for walleye.  A few smallmouth bass are being caught in Hellgate Bay and adjacent bays pitching jigs near vegetation in 6 to 8 feet of water.  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.  Some rainbows are also being caught from shore at Riverside and the Causeway Bridge on worms.  Walleye and perch fishing were slow over the weekend with a few being caught in the Causeway while using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches or worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Good rainbow fishing can be found by those trolling green colored crankbaits or cowbells in the lower reservoir at 15 to 20 feet deep. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye are being caught while using bottom bouncers or jigs and 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 in small bays while using a jig and worm in 10 to 20 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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