Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.13.20
By angelamontana

Posted: July 13, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye fishing is getting good and more consistent, especially mid reservoir around White Earth and Goose Bay in 10 to 15 feet of water while using Slow Death rigs, jigs or bottom bouncers with orange or chartreuse spinners.  The Ponds are also producing walleye in 5 to 15 feet of water.  Shore anglers are catching some walleye on jigs with a worm throughout the reservoir.  A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or crankbaits 20 to 25 feet deep around White Earth and the north end.  An occasional rainbow is being caught from shore while using worms around the Silos. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few nice rainbows are being caught near Black Sandy by boat anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings tipped with crawlers. Shore anglers targeting rainbows are doing well using power bait or crawlers below Canyon Ferry Dam. A few walleye are being picked up by anglers slip bobber fishing from shore at the Causeway and pitching jigs to shore from inside the Causeway Arm. Jigs tipped with leeches seem to be out performing crawlers lately.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow action slowed down a bit over the weekend however a few are being picked up in the lower end of the reservoir by anglers trolling cowbells or crankbaits. A few walleyes and perch are being picked up by boat anglers in the canyon near the Gates of the Mountains. Angers vertical jigging or pulling crawler harnesses are catching a few. Some nice walleyes are also being picked up while tolling bottom bouncers and vertical jigging near Cottonwood Creek. Anglers using slip bobbers and leeches are also catching some nice walleyes.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena