Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.8.19
By angelamontana

Posted: July 8, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir with the most action occurring in Confederate Bay while using jigs tipped with worms early in the morning. A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells from White Earth to the Silos. Walleye and some yellow perch are being caught from the river to north of the Silos in 15 to 20 feet of water while using bottom bouncers or yellow jigs with leeches or worms.  The area from Duck Creek to Goose Bay is producing walleye as well.   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:  A few rainbows are being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms or Powerbait.  Rainbow fishing is fair while trolling cowbells deep between the Black Sandy area and Devil’s Elbow. Numerous small walleye are being caught in the Causeway on bottom bouncers or jigs tipped with a leech.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Fishing is good at night or very early mornings for both rainbows and walleye, especially in the lower reservoir.  Rainbows are being caught on jigs and worms or while trolling cowbells.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch continue to be caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 8 to 18 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Walleye are being caught while using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena