Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.3.13
By angelamontana

Posted: June 3, 2013
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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, Cave Bay, Confederate and White Earth using worms, spoons or bead head nymphs. Boat anglers are having some success trolling cowbells (tipped with worms), crankbaits or spoon variations in 5 to 20 feet of water. Walleye anglers are 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. No report for yellow perch or ling. 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 the Causeway. Most rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells with a worm or brass Little Cleos. Some rainbows are being caught at the Causeway and Riverside from shore while using marshmallows or worms. 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 perch or rainbow colored crankbaits from Split Rock to Holter Dam. Shore action is fair around Departure Point and Log Gulch while using marshmallows or worms. An occasional walleye is being caught while using bottom bouncers with a leech around the clay banks area. Perch fishing is good in the lower half of the reservoir in bays while using worms. Most perch are being caught at depths of 15 to 25 feet deep. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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