Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.12.14)
By angelamontana

Posted: September 12, 2014


Archery season is in full swing so if you’re in need of gear swing in and let us help you gear up. Backcountry rifle season starts September 15th and the demand on ammo will bring crowds. Get in early to beat the rush. Be sure to check the regulations for specifics on the areas you plan on hunting or fishing.


Canyon Ferry Lake trout fishing has been pretty solid up north by the dam and Cemetery Island. Try trolling cowbells or a flashy spoon tipped with a worm. Shoreline fishing has been productive as well with wooly buggers or spoons. The Walleye are still productive on the south end but if you’re in deeper water try targeting the Walleye around 20’ deep with a crawling harness with worm or Rapalas.

The big “Mo” is fishing well, cooler nights have kept the trout happy and hungry. Trico’s have been a go to in the mornings, but may start slow on colder days. By mid-day through the evening try switching to hoppers and you can also have some luck with beetles or ants.

(Report by Ryan Corwin-Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors)