Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.21.14

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Canyon Ferry:  A few rainbow trout continue to be caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite has been very good with consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses, cranks or […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.14.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms and/or marshmallows at traditional access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling attractors, tipped with worms, in 20-25 feet of water. The walleye bite has been consistent throughout the reservoir.  Anglers are doing well trolling in 8 […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.30.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Anglers continue to catch rainbow trout throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are catching fish, primarily using worms and/or marshmallows, at east shore and south end access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling attractors tipped with worms in 5 to 30 feet of water. The walleye bite continues to be excellent throughout the […]

$10,000 Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival > Day 1 Leaderboard

Photo is of Jim Johnson and Adam Strainer at Canyon Ferry.

At the $10,000 Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival, day one wrapped up with over 142 teams are competing in this two day fishing tournament. We are happy to share the leaderboard for Day 1 (straight from The Captain who was broadcasting LIVE from the tournament this morning). Day One Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival Leaderboard: First Place:   Dave Gregor from Gallatin Gateway […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.23.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Anglers are catching rainbow trout throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are catching fish, primarily using worms, spawn or spoons, at east shore and south end access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 30 feet of water. The walleye has been excellent mid reservoir and good […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.9.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has been consistent throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers continue to have success at traditional access points using worms, spawn or Powerbait. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 20 feet of water. The walleye bite is heating up mid reservoir and throughout the […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.2.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has slowed. Shoreline anglers are having some success using worms, Powerbait or while fly fishing with nymphs.  Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows on the north end of the reservoir trolling cowbells tipped with worms. Walleye are on the bite and anglers are doing well on the south end […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.26.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has been good, especially on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or while fly fishing with nymphs.  Boat anglers are catching some rainbows on the north end of the reservoir while fly fishing near shore or trolling […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.12.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite continues to be consistent throughout the reservoir, especially on the north end. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or while fly fishing with various nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are catching some fish on the north end of the reservoir while fly fishing near […]

Canyon Ferry’s Predacious Pike: Brett French Radio Show Preview

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Readers of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show website have seen the photos of the huge pike that have been pulled out of Canyon Ferry Reservoir by Fish Wildlife and Parks’ fishery crews this spring. They have been huge! Yet the lake never stocked pike and has worked to remove the fish from the lake. The […]

2014 Canyon Ferry Reservoir Spring Spawning Survey Update #3

FWP personnel with a 46.5-inch, 30.04-pound northern pike captured during the 2014 spawning survey on the south end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir.

Optimal surface water temperatures over the past week brought in a number of large female walleye during the 2014 spring spawning survey on Canyon Ferry Reservoir.  Eight ripe or spawned out females, larger than 28-inches, have graced our trap nets since the last update and the number of walleye captured, tagged and released increased to […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.25.14)

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Hunting: The countdown continues to get your Moose, Sheep, and Goat special permit applications in. They are due by May 1st. You may have heard reports of .22 caliber ammo shortages. Well, Bob Ward’s has limited quantities of .22 and .223 so swing on in. Fishing:                                   Canyon Ferry Lake: The lake is really low. If […]

2014 Canyon Ferry Reservoir Spring Spawning Survey Update #2

1.Volunteers  John Palmer and Sean Buchanan pose with two large spawning aged walleye on the south end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir.

Warm water temperatures have the annual spawing survey on Canyon Ferry Reservoir in full swing.  Over 450 walleye have been captured, tagged and released to date, already nearly 100 more than in 2013, and some large females have started to show up.  The largest walleye captured to date has been a 29.9-inch ripe female, but […]