Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.27.20
By angelamontana

Posted: April 27, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout continue to provide great action 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.  Boat anglers are picking up a few rainbows with crankbaits.  A few walleye are being caught from the Silos south while trolling spinners and crankbaits, especially around the river channel.  Access by boat can be difficult with water levels so low and some of the ramps high and dry, but information is available on the BOR site at  www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has been awesome at York Bridge. Shore anglers have been doing well using wooly buggers, leech patterns and egg patterns. Riverside below Canyon Ferry Dam is also producing some fish. Night crawlers and egg sacks have been working well. The walleye bite turned on at the Causeway and Lake Helena on Saturday but Sunday’s high winds kept most boats off. Floating jigs and crawlers or leaches from shore and trolling small cranks is working well for walleye and also producing a few rainbows and perch.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows continue to be picked up near shore at Gate of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Successful shore anglers are doing well with wooly buggers, Beads or egg patterns. Casting silver spoons or plain worms and marshmallows is producing some nice fish as well. Boat anglers trolling cranks for rainbows and walleye have reported that the bite is fairly slow.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena