Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.10.13
By angelamontana

Posted: June 10, 2013
(photo courtesy of cabelasoutfitterjournal.com)

Canyon Ferry: The rainbow trout bite has slowed, but a few fish are being caught throughout the reservoir. Shore anglers are doing best at the Outhouse and Confederate using worms or spoons. Boat anglers are having some success tolling cowbells (tipped with worms), crankbaits or spoon variations in 5 to 20 feet of water. The walleye bite is slowly starting to take off with anglers catching fish on the south end of the reservoir, when the weather allows, trolling worm harnesses or crankbaits at shallow depths. Jigging bay points (green or orange) has also been producing walleye. Perch fishing is slow. Water levels are on the rise, so be cautious of large woody debris throughout the reservoir. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing is very good around Black Sandy and York Bridge while trolling cowbells with a worm. Some rainbows are being caught at Black Sandy from shore while using Powerbait. A few walleye are being caught in the Causeway while using bottom bouncers with a worm or leech in 12 to 15 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Very good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling cowbells tipped with a worm or silver or gray colored crankbaits from Split Rock to Log Gulch and Cottonwood Creek to Sleeping Giant. Shore action for rainbows is fair around Departure Point and Log Gulch while using worms. A few walleye are being caught while using bottom bouncers with a leech around Cottonwood Creek, Meriwether and the Juniper Bay areas. Cottonwood Creek has been producing some perch as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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