Helena Area Reservoir’s Fishing Report for the Week of 04/28/2014
By angelamontana

Posted: April 28, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  The spring rainbow trout bite is in full swing throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or various bead head nymph patterns. Boat anglers are doing well on the north end of the reservoir while anchored and casting to shore or trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 20 feet of water. Fishing continues to be slow for walleye, yellow perch or ling with continued cool water temperatures.  Boat launch access is VERY limited due to low reservoir levels.  Proceed with caution.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good from both shore and boat.  Shore fishing is best at York Bridge and Riverside while using flies or jigs.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling orange or gold crankbaits around White Sandy and Black Sandy.  Lake Helena walleye fishing has improved with some good action occurring on calm mornings.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling gold/silver crankbaits throughout the reservoir.  Shore action is fair around Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch while using flies.  Gates of the Mountains is producing some rainbows on worms or flies.  Walleye fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer & Troy Humphrey of Montana FWP)

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