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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.26.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using worms and/or marshmallows and while trolling cowbells and crankbaits in 5 to 40 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 20 to 40 feet of water.  Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 30 feet of water, at first and last light, is also producing walleye.  Yellow perch and are being caught while trolling for walleye. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore fishing for Rainbows is slow with a few being caught at Riverside while using worms or powerbait.  Rainbow fishing is good for boat anglers while trolling cowbells around the White Sandy and Black Sandy area and near York Bridge. Walleye fishing is fair in the Causeway while using jigs tipped with a leech or worm.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing is good throughout the reservoir with the hot spot being between Split Rock and Holter Dam while trolling cowbells.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch are being caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 10 to 15 feet of water.  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. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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