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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.4.2020
By angelamontana

Posted: May 4, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow fishing from shore continues to provide some excellent action throughout the reservoir.  The hot spots are the Outhouse, Shannon, Yacht Basin and any bays on the north end.  Anglers are using worms, marshmallows, powerbait, egg sacks, olive wooly buggers or red san juan worms for the best action.  Boat anglers are reporting a few rainbows while trolling crankbaits.  The walleye bite is slowly getting better south of the Silos with yellow or chartreuse crankbaits providing the best results.  A few walleye are being caught around the Silos from shore on worms. 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:  Rainbows are still cruising the shorelines around York Bridge. Shore anglers have been doing well using Wooly Buggers, leech patterns and Prince nymphs. Riverside below Canyon Ferry Dam is also producing some fish. Night crawlers and egg sacks have been working well. The walleye bite has been good at the Causeway and Lake Helena when the wind is not blowing. Floating jigs and crawlers or leeches are working well from shore and boat anglers are doing well trolling small cranks or bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena