Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.14.18
By angelamontana

Posted: May 14, 2018

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught at Goose Bay and Chinaman’s. Shoreline anglers are having success using worms, spawn sacks or various nymph fly patterns. Boat anglers are catching rainbows trolling worm harnesses and crankbaits near the Silos. A few yellow perch and walleye are being caught on south end of the reservoir from shore using worms, jigs tipped with worms, and crankbaits. No report for yellow perch and walleye from boat anglers. The reservoir is VERY low and boat access is limited.

A useful resources for monitoring boat ramp accessibility can be found at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html

Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbows are being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam on spawn sacks or jigs and worms. A few still remain around the York Bridge ramp. Rainbows are also being caught around Black Sandy while trolling cowbells. Lake Helena is producing a few small walleye while trolling light colored crankbaits. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being caught from shore around all the boat ramps while using egg pattern flies or wooly buggers, but most have moved off shore. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling silver or perch colored crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir. Perch and walleye action is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena