Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Reports 5.6.19
By angelamontana

Posted: May 6, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore at the Outhouse, Confederate, Chinaman’s, and Kim’s Marina using worms, Powerbait, and fly-fishing using leech or bead head nymph patterns.  Not many boats out trying for rainbow trout and walleye due to the weather.  A few walleye are being caught around Ponds 1 & 2 in less than 15 feet of water on jigs or bottom bouncers with crawler rigs.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  The York Bridge area continues to produce rainbows from shore on leech pattern flies or egg sacks.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Black Sandy and Riverside on worms or egg sacks.  Rainbow fishing is also good while trolling cowbells or rapalas around the Causeway and York Bridge.  Walleye and perch fishing are slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows are stacked up at the ramps and shore fishing is very good at Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch while using egg pattern flies or San Juan worms.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows near the surface while trolling cowbells or rapalas.  Walleye and perch fishing are slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(photo via Eric Meldrum)