Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.22.19
By angelamontana

Posted: July 22, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow with a few being caught  between White Earth and the Silos while using jigs tipped with worms or leeches. Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or being picked up while using walleye tackle from White Earth to the river.  Walleye fishing is very good from the river to north of the Silos in 15 to 20 feet of water while using bottom bouncers or chartreuse jigs with leeches or worms.  The area from Duck Creek to Goose Bay is produce walleye as well.   A few walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using jigs, standard and floating, tipped with worms or leeches in 10 to 25 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Rainbow fishing is fair while trolling cowbells below Canyon Ferry Dam and around White Sandy. Walleye are still being caught in Lake Helena on crankbaits; however it is getting weedy.  Walleye and a few perch are being caught in the Causeway on bottom bouncers or jigs tipped with a leech.  Walleye are also being caught from shore at the Causeway Bridge.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few rainbows are being caught from Departure Point to Split Rock at night or early morning trolling cowbells while using a downrigger.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye are being caught while using crankbaits, bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water in the canyon around Mann Gulch, Cottonwood Creek and the clay bluffs.  Perch fishing is getting good with some being caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 10 to 20 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena