Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.15.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught mid-reservoir to the Dam cowbells or other attractors, tipped with worms, at depths primarily around 20 feet.  Shoreline anglers are catching rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows, especially at Magpie Bay.  Walleye anglers continue catch fish throughout the south end and mid-reservoir areas using slow-death rigs, worm harnesses or […]

Elk Hunting and Trout Fishing: Captain’s Column (9.11.14)

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The general archery season is underway and some hunters are finding success. Justin Bonomo, my hunting buddy from Forsyth, scored on opening day at 10am. Bonomo who is no stranger to success with his bow knocked down a nice 6×6 bull with a 40 yard shot while he was hunting with Burke Ranch Outfitters. The […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has been consistent using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay and other east shore access points.  The walleye bite remained steady as the water temperature continues to cool.  Try […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.1.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout has picked up using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite picked back up past week as the water temperature cools.  Try fishing 20 to 45 feet of […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.4.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Some rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite has been excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite continues to be excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or […]

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 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 […]

Guaranteed Fish-Catching at Holter with the Captain & Matt Mackinaw

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It was Gauranteed lure day with the Captsin on a Holter Reservoir. Matt Mackinaw joined the the Captain for a fun day of fishing. The old fishing buddies decided it was a good day to fish with the MORS famous Guaranteed Lures that are GUARANTEED to catch fish! Not to their surprise, they ALL worked. The […]

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 […]

Two Good Days of Fishing for Two Good Fishermen

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While the Captain was fishing Holter this week, he met two fellow anglers, Allen Hay and Vance Ventresca.  These fishermen were on a two-day fishing trip and knew how to get what they were after! The first day, Allen and Vance hit the Missouri near Gates of the Mountains and caught about 11 fish.  They basically used steelhead fishing techniques, […]

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 […]