Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.29.20
By angelamontana

Posted: June 29, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye fishing is starting to provide a lot of action, especially along Ponds 1, 2 and 3 in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Try using bottom bouncers with yellow, green or chartreuse spinners.  Floating jig heads are working good as well.  Shore anglers are catching walleye in Beaver Creek Bay near White Earth and around the Silos.  Some perch are being picked up on the south end while using jigs and leeches.  A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells at least 20 feet deep around the north end of the reservoir.  An occasional rainbow is being caught from shore at White Earth. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Some nice rainbows are being caught near White Sandy by boat anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings. Shore anglers are catching a few rainbows around Black Sandy and below Canyon Ferry Dam using power bait or nightcrawlers. Walleye anglers are catching a few in the late evening hours from shore at the Causeway with slip bobbers and leeches or floating jigs.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few walleyes and perch are being picked up by boat anglers in the canyon near the Gates of the Mountains. Most are having luck using slip bobbers and leeches or jigs, bottom bouncers and crawlers. A few are also being picked up from the docks at the boat ramps while pitching jigs tipped with crawlers or leeches. Anglers fly fishing for trout are doing well with nymphs and an indicator around Gates of the Mountains as well. Boat anglers trolling cowbells or ford fenders and wedding rings on the lower end of the reservoir are picking up some nice rainbows.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena