Montana Rainbow Trout Fishing in the Spring

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.4.18
By angelamontana

Posted: June 4, 2018

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught on the north end of the reservoir trolling spoons and cowbells tipped with a worm. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the south end and mid reservoir trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, or crankbaits. Rainbows, walleye, and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using jigs tipped with worms.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam bouncing and drifting jigs with a worm. Rainbows are also being caught in the White Sandy area and below Canyon Ferry Dam while trolling cowbells or crankbaits.  Most walleye have moved out of Lake Helena so now the good bite is in the Causeway while using jigs and leeches.  Some walleye are being caught in the slow water below Canyon Ferry Dam.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few rainbows are being caught from shore while using worms at Holter Lake Ramp, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Good rainbow catches are being reported around the Gates of the Mountains, Juniper Bay, Black Beach and around the dam while trolling perch colored crankbaits or cowbells.  The perch bite is picking up around Cottonwood Creek, Oxbow Bend, the boat ramps and in the canyon around Sleeping Giant.  A few walleye are being caught along with the perch.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena