Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 4.22.14
By angelamontana

Posted: April 22, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are cruising shorelines throughout the reservoir and angler are doing well. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn sacks 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 attractors at shallow depths. Fishing has been slow for walleye, yellow perch or ling.  Boat launch access is limited due to low reservoir levels.  Proceed with caution.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is very good from both shore and boat.  Shore fishing is best at York Bridge while using leech pattern flies or pink nymphs.  Riverside has produced rainbows from shore on worms.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling orange or gold crankbaits around White Sandy and Black Sandy.  Jigs are catching rainbows as well.   Lake Helena walleye fishing is slow.  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.  Not many rainbows have come into shore yet, but they will as water temps warm up.  Walleye fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Reports by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey-Montana FWP)

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