Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.20.18
By angelamontana

Posted: August 20, 2018

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught by boat anglers using cowbells or spoons near the dam and Hellgate Bay. Walleye and yellow perch continue to be caught at Hellgate, Goose Bay, and the Silos trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 15 to 50 feet of water. In addition, walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir in 5 to 25 feet of water using worms and/or jigs (standard and floating) tipped with worms.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Some rainbows are being caught below Canyon Ferry Dam from shore while using worms.  Rainbow fishing from a boat is slow with a few being caught while trolling cowbells around the Black Sandy/White Sandy area. Walleye fishing has been really productive around York Bridge, Devil’s Elbow and in the Causeway on jigs and worms or leeches; however most fish are small. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good at night while using jigs and worms around Log Gulch.  A few are being caught around Gates of the Mountains on flies or while trolling cowbells in the lower reservoir.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch and walleye are being caught from Log Gulch to Juniper Bay and around the docks on jigs and a worm  in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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