Helena Reservoir Fishing Report

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.18.20
By angelamontana

Posted: May 18, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow fishing from shore continues to slow down as the trout move into deeper water.  Yacht Basin, Shannon and the Outhouse are producing rainbows from shore on worms, marshmallows and orange Powerbait.  A few walleye are being caught around Hole-in-the-Wall and between Ponds one and three in 10 to 15 feet of water while trolling Slow Death Rigs, crankbaits or jigs. Chartreuse, pink or white are the colors of choice for walleye action.  An occasional perch is being caught from shore north of the Silos on worms. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few rainbows are still being picked up while cruising the shorelines around York Bridge, Black Sandy and Riverside. Shore anglers have been doing well using leech patterns, power bait, egg sacks or night crawlers and marshmallows. The walleye bite has been good at night around the Causeway area. Floating jigs and leeches are working well. Lake Helena is still producing a few walleye. Boat anglers are doing well trolling small perch colored or silver cranks. bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses are also working well.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows continue to be picked up near shore at Gates of the Mountains and the BLM boat ramp areas. Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows while trolling cowbells with a crawler trailer.  Successful shore anglers are doing well with plain crawlers or egg sacks. Anglers using leech patterns are still picking up a few trout as well. Walleye and perch fishing has been fairly slow.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena