Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.23.18
By angelamontana

Posted: July 23, 2018

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using worms and/or marshmallows and jigs. Rainbow trout are also being caught by boat anglers using worm harnesses throughout the south end of the reservoir. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 5 to 40 feet of water near Goose Bay, Confederate Bay, and throughout the south end of the reservoir. In addition, walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir in 10 to 30 feet of water using jigs (standard and floating) or slip bobber rigs tipped with worms or leeches. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam while drifting jigs and worms. Rainbows are being caught by boat anglers between Riverside and Spokane Bay and around White Sandy while trolling crankbaits or vertical jigging. Walleye and perch are being caught in the Causeway on jigs tipped with a worm or leech, especially at night. Walleye are also being caught from Riverside to Spokane Bay with jigs. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: The best action for both Rainbow and walleye is at night with jigs and worms in 15 to 25 feet of water. Daytime trolling with cowbells is producing a few rainbows. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow. Perch action is somewhat slow with a few being caught around weedy areas in 15 to 30 feet of water while vertical jigging with worms or leeches. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena