Summer Helena Reservoirs Fishing Report for 6.11.20
By angelamontana

Posted: June 8, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has slowed considerably with a few being caught on the north end of the reservoir trolling crankbaits near Yacht Basin and the Outhouse. Shore anglers are picking up a few rainbows near Yacht Basin and Crittendon.  Walleye fishing has been slow with all the water coming in with high river flows.  A few are being caught around Goose Bay and south to Duck Creek on bottom bouncers with a worm.  Carp are in full spawn mode in the south half of the reservoir and many people have been after them with both hook and line, and bowfishing.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  The rainbow bite has slowed down. A few are being picked up by boat anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings around Black Sandy. Walleyes are still on the bite in Lake Helena and a few are showing up in the Causeway arm and around Black Sandy. Boaters are having luck trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses and perch colored crankbaits while shore anglers are doing well with floating jigs or slip bobbers with crawlers or leeches. A few perch are being caught by walleye anglers as well.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Fishing has slowed down a bit with the recent weather however a few walleyes are showing up between Cottonwood Creek and the Clay Banks. A few perch are starting to show up around the campground docks. Successful shore anglers are doing well with slip bobbers or various small jigs tipped with crawlers. Boat anglers targeting walleye are trolling bottom bouncers and crawlers or vertical jigging. Boat anglers targeting rainbows are catching a few in the lower part of the reservoir while trolling cowbells with a crawler trailer. Walleye anglers have been catching a few while vertical jigging in the canyon as well.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Troy Humphrey

Helena Area Senior Fisheries Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 4