Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.13.13
By angelamontana

Posted: May 14, 2013
(photo courtesy of animals.nationalgeographic.com)

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to cruise shorelines throughout the reservoir. Shore anglers are doing well at most access points using worms and/or marshmallows, spoons or various bead head nymph patterns. Boat anglers are having some success tolling cowbells tipped with worms or crankbaits in 5 to 30 feet of water or by casting flies to rocky submerged points. Walleye anglers are catching fish between spring storms throughout the south end of the reservoir. Trolling shallow with crankbaits or worm harnesses has produced the best bite. A few perch are being caught while searching for walleye. No ling report. Use caution at south end boat ramps as the reservoir is below normal drawdown levels in preparation for spring runoff. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Some rainbows are being caught at York Bridge and Riverside from shore while using Powerbait, marshmallows or worms. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits in the Causeway Arm and around Black Sandy. Lake Helena walleye fishing is fair with the best results coming from trolling chartreuse or olive colored crankbaits. A few walleye are being picked up from shore at night at the Causeway Bridge and Riverside. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling cowbells tipped with a worm around Split Rock and throughout the lower reservoir. Shore action is fair around Departure Point and Log Gulch while using egg sacks or worms. Walleye fishing is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)
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