Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons 1.10.14
By angelamontana

Posted: January 10, 2014


Mountain lion season (with hounds) is in full swing and ends April 14th. Wolf season is still going on through March 15th. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. And make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin bored.


Canyon Ferry Lake: did have about 12 inches of ice…on warmer days the surface may be a bit slushy, but ice thickness has been good. Try fishing a smaller Swedish Pimple or some grubs near the silos and you should be getting some bites. Please remember to pay attention to ice thickness, and don’t hesitate to move around to find the fish.

Missouri River: try fishing the stretch between Craig and the dam. Pink scuds or bead headed nymphs are the ticket right now. May try something with some flash as well. Stick to the deeper pools and try split-shotting to get your nymphs down deep.

(Report by Ryan Corwin-Bob Ward and Sons)