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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.18.18
By angelamontana

Posted: June 18, 2018

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success using spoons and worms.  Boat anglers are doing well trolling spoons and cowbells tipped with a worm. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the south end and mid reservoir in 15 to 35 feet of water trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, or crankbaits. Walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using jigs, tipped with worms, or worms and leeches under a bobber in 5 to 30 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 and below Canyon Ferry Dam 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 fair 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