Reeling Em In at Holter with The Captain and Crew

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Salmon Steve caught a couple of nice rainbows fishing with the Captain on Holter.  They caught and released 35 trout today and one walleye below Holter Dam this evening, fishing with Jim Johnson from Lincoln.  Fish bit on about everything, especially the fire tiger syclops and the green needle fish, as well the J-9 fire […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 3.10.14

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Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout fishing has been good throughout the reservoir in less than 10 feet of water using […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 1.13.14

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Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support safe access to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught primarily between Pond 4 and the Silos using jigs or ice flies […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.26.13

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Canyon Ferry: Fishing continues to be steady throughout the reservoir as summer winds down. Some rainbow trout are being caught mid-reservoir to the Dam trolling attractors, tipped with worms, at depths at or below 20 feet. Successful shoreline anglers are catching rainbows using worms or spoons. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end and […]

Captain & Crew Hit Holter – Hot Helena #Fishing

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I have always said, “When the fish are biting I can catch them”. So when I heard that the trout were biting on Holter Reservoir, I couldn’t wait to get over there and start fishing. Typically, the lakes over by Helena-Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter all become very good trout fisheries in September. Steve Hellegaard […]

Rainbow Trout Still Biting – Helena Montana Fishing Report

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Canyon Ferry Rainbow trout fishing continues to be good from Cemetery Island to White Earth trolling cranks (red, orange and green) or spoons (copper or silver) in 10 to 45 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been best early in the morning and late in the evening. Mid reservoir (Goose Bay to Confederate) to the […]

Improving Rainbow Fishing In the Helena Reservoirs Fishing Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has picked up throughout the reservoir.  Trolling cranks (silver, green and perch colored), spoons (hammered copper or silver) or cowbells has produced fish in 15 to 45 feet of water.  Walleye fishing continues to be best early in the morning and late in the evening.  The primary bite continues to […]

Good Walleye Fishing in the Helena Area Reservoirs Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has slowed throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are picking up a few fish near the dam using worms and/or marshmallows while boat anglers are picking up fish around Cemetery Island trolling cowbells tipped with worms. Walleye fishing has been good throughout the reservoir.  Trolling worm harnesses, tipped with leeches or […]

Walleye Fishing Is Picking Up in the Helena Area Reservoirs Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing remains consistent throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are doing well reservoir-wide using worms and/or marshmallows or fly fishing gear.  Boat anglers are having success around Cemetery Island, Avalanche Bay and Goose Bay trolling cowbells or crank baits.  Walleye fishing is really picking up as water temperatures stabilize in the low […]

Holter & Hauser Continue to Produce Good Fishing in the Helena Area Reservoirs Report

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Canyon Ferry has slowed down in the the last week. However, Hauser and Holter both continue to see good action for trout fishing. Walleye fishing has remained slowed on all the major reservoirs around Helena. For more information check out the detailed reports below: Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for rainbow trout has slowed down some […]

Fishing Remains Good in the Helena Area Reservoirs Report

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There continues to be plenty of good opportunities around Helena for fishing. Fish are being caught on a consistent basis on all major reservoirs in the area. As rivers are fluctuating on a daily basis with spring runoff, reservoirs will be your better bet. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout fishing remains consistent throughout the reservoir. Cruising […]

Good Fishing Continues In the Helena Area Reservoirs Report: 5/21/2012

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are doing good near the Outhouse, Shannon, Kim’s Marina, White Earth and Confederate using worms and/or marshmallows and fly fishing anglers are catching fish using nymphs, San Juan worms and wooly buggers.  Boat anglers continue to have success around Cemetery Island, White Earth […]

Good Fishing in the Helena Area Reservoirs Report: 5/14/2012

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Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to cruise the shoreline on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing fair near the Outhouse, Shannon, Chinamen’s and Kim’s Marina using worms and/or marshmallows and fly fishing anglers are catching fish using nymphs, San Juan worms and wooly buggers. Boat anglers are having success around Cemetery […]

Fair Fishing in the Helena Reservoirs Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to cruise the shorelines and fishing is fair to good across the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are doing well at traditional locations on the north end of the reservoir using worms or various bead head nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are having success trolling crankbaits (various colors) and cowbells.  Walleye fishing has […]

Both Hard Water and Open Water Fishing Opportunities In Helena Reservoir Report

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Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs.  Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water.  Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice.  Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing continues to be very good from Pond 4 to the north end of the […]

Whitefish Fishing at Flathead is Obsolete. Other Waters Picking Up

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It has been another disappointing year for fishing whitefish on Flathead Lake. Many of the anglers were holding out hope that the bite might be delayed much like other fishing opportunities because of the tremendous spring-runoff that Montana experienced. We are now in the second half of August and as of yet there has not […]