Good Early Morning And Evening Fishing in the Helena Area Reservoir Report
By Kjel

Posted: July 30, 2012
Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has slowed due to warmer weather, but some anglers are picking up a few trolling cranks (silver, orange and perch colored), spoons (brass or silver) or cowbells mid reservoir.  Walleye fishing has been good early in the morning and late in the evening.  Quite a few are being picked up mid reservoir, especially around White Earth and Goose Bay, jigging on bay points and structure. The standard worm harness bite is still happening on the south end in the evening.  A few yellow perch continue to be picked up while searching for walleye.  Be careful of afternoon thunderstorms this time of year on the south end of the reservoir. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has been good in the early morning hours while trolling cowbells and worms around White Sandy.  The rainbows are being caught in 25 to 35 feet of water.  Shore fishing for walleye at the Causeway Bridge has been productive in the evenings.  Bottom bouncing with leeches or trolling crankbaits in the Causeway and around York Bridge has produced good results as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  The rainbows have gone deep, but those trolling cowbells at 25 to 35 feet deep are finding good results in the mornings throughout the reservoir.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye fishing continues to be good while using worms or leeches at 15 to 25 feet deep around Cottonwood Creek and Mann Gulch.  Jigs and Bottom Bouncers have been equally productive.  Some perch are being caught in these areas as well.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Troy Humphrey
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
930 Custer Avenue West
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620
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