Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.6.20
By angelamontana

Posted: July 6, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye and an occasional perch are being caught by the Ponds and around Duck Creek in 10 to 15 feet of water while using bottom bouncers with yellow, orange or chartreuse spinners.  Floating jig heads and Maribou jigs in perch colors are working from shore around the Silos to Duck Creek and up by the dam at the Outhouse.  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 at White Earth. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few nice rainbows are being caught near White Sandy and York Bridge by boat anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings tipped with crawlers. Boat anglers pitching perch colored jigs are catching a few walleyes below Canyon Ferry Dam. Walleye anglers are also picking up a few while pitching jigs in and around the dredge piles around El Dorado Bar.  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. Fire tiger and purple jigs and harnesses are working well. Some nice walleyes are also being picked up while trolling bottom bouncers and vertical jigging near Cottonwood Creek and Mann Gulch areas. Anglers using slip bobbers and leeches are also catching some nice walleyes. A few perch are also being picked up from the docks at the boat ramps while pitching jigs tipped with crawlers or leeches. Some great rainbow action can be found while trolling various deep running cranks around Indian Trail and Juniper Bay.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena