Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.20.2020
By angelamontana

Posted: April 20, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite is really picking up on the north end as fish are cruising the shorelines.  Rainbows are being caught from shore between the Outhouse and Kim’s Marina using leech flies, bead head nymphs, egg sacks or Powerbait.  Other areas producing trout are Shannon Ramp, Court Sheriff, Confederate Bay and Broadwater Bay at the Silos.  A few walleye are being caught around the river channel south of the Silos while using jigs or trolling crankbaits. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has been great at York Bridge, Spokane Bay and Riverside below Canyon Ferry Dam. Shore anglers have been doing well using dark colored wooly buggers, leech patterns and midge nymphs. Night crawlers and egg sacks are also producing some fish. Walleye fishing at night at the Causeway is producing a few. Lake Helena Walleye fishing is slow but warmer temps should turn them on soon.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows are showing up at Gate of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Successful shore anglers are doing well with wooly buggers, Sparkle Minnows, scuds or egg patterns. Casting silver spoons or plain worms and marshmallows is producing some nice fish as well. Fishing afternoons and evenings seems to be the most Productive.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena