Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.12.14
By angelamontana

Posted: May 12, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite continues to be consistent throughout the reservoir, especially on the north end. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or while fly fishing with various nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are catching some fish on the north end of the reservoir while fly fishing near shore or trolling cowbells. No report for walleye, yellow perch or ling. Boat access remains limited, so please proceed with caution.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good from both shore and boat.  Shore fishing is best from Black Sandy to the Dam and the Riverside area while using worms.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling cowbells or crankbaits around Black Sandy and the Causeway.  Drifting jigs and worms has been catching rainbows below Canyon Ferry Dam.  Some walleye are being caught in Lake Helena when the wind is calm.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Really good rainbow fishing can be found while trolling orange or green crankbaits throughout the reservoir.  The hot spot is from the Oxbow to Holter Dam.  Shore fishing for rainbows has slowed down considerably.  Walleye fishing is slow; however some perch are being caught in Log Gulch Bay.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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

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