Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 6.7.13
By angelamontana

Posted: June 7, 2013
(photo courtesy of internetfishingacademy.com)

Missouri River:
River flow is still manageable and fishing is great. Nymphing is the go to right now, with green or olive midges working well. For dries, blue wing olives are also doing well.

Canyon Ferry:
The reservoir is at about 80% full. Rainbows are hitting cowbells with worms or streamers at about 15 feet. Walleye fishing is picking up. At the south end, try trolling cranks and live bait rigs in the shallows. Elsewhere in the lake, jigging on rocky bars and points is the best bet.

Hauser Lake:
For Rainbows try cowbells with worms and green or silver crankbaits. Walleye fishing has been doing well with perch or gold crankbaits. At the causeway, try marshmallows, worms or a jig tipped with worm or leech.

Holter Lake:
Rainbows are responding well to cowbells with worms. If you’re looking for some slower paced fishing try marshmallow or powerbait. Walleye fishing is slower depending on the day and weather. Try bottom bouncers with a half worm or leech at about 20 feet.

Lake Helena:
Trolling crankbaits is still producing some walleyes. Use bright colors and rattles for your best success. Jigs are also working tipped with worms or leeches in the evening.

Boulder River:
Flow is high and rising. Bright, flashy nymphs are still producing a day’s worth of fishing.

(Report by Ryan Corwin – Bob Ward and Sons)
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