Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.17.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught from shore using worms and while trolling crankbaits or flatfish in 15 to 45 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 10 to 40 feet of water.  Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 50 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:  Rainbow fishing is slow from both shore and boat.  Shore anglers are doing the best below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms or powerbait.  Boat anglers are catching a few trout while trolling cowbells around York Bridge. The Causeway and Lake Helena continue to produce numerous small walleye on bottom bouncers or jigs tipped with a leech.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
 
Holter: Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Boat anglers are finding good success for rainbows after dark while using jigs and worms.  A few are being caught in the early morning while trolling cowbells, Thomas Lures or spoons in the lower reservoir.  Perch continue to be caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 10 to 20 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught in with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
 

 






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