Helena Area Reservoir Fishing Report 5.11.2020
By angelamontana

Posted: May 11, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow fishing from shore is starting to slow down as the trout move into deeper water.  The north end is still producing rainbows on spawn sacks, worms, marshmallows, leech pattern flies and nymphs especially around Yacht Basin, Shannon and Chinamen’s.  From the Silos to the Ponds the walleye bite is slowly picking up with action from shore on worms.  Boat anglers are finding walleye while using Slow Death rigs, bottom bouncers with worms or leeches, chartreuse crankbaits, or jigs.  A few perch are being picked up as wellTroy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  The rainbow bite continues to be great as fish are still cruising the shorelines around York Bridge, Black Sandy and Riverside. Shore anglers have been doing well using leech patterns or night crawlers and marshmallows. The walleye bite has been good at the Causeway and Lake Helena. Floating jigs and crawlers or leeches are working well from shore and boat anglers are doing well trolling small perch colored cranks or bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows continue to be picked up near shore at Gate of the Mountains and the BLM boat ramp areas. Successful shore anglers are doing well with leech patterns, Beads or egg patterns. Using Power Bait or plain worms and marshmallows is producing some nice fish as well. Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows while trolling cowbells with a crawler trailer. Walleye and perch fishing has been fairly slow.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena