Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.6.15
By angelamontana

Posted: July 7, 2015

Canyon Ferry:  Some rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are doing fair using worms from shore at Hellgate, Duck Creek and near the dam.  Boat anglers are catching fish near the dam, Confederate Bay, and Cemetery Island while trolling cowbells or Needlefish, tipped with worms, in 10 to 35 feet of water.   Walleye fishing continues to be good throughout the reservoir. South end anglers are trolling worm harnesses (orange and green) tipped with night crawlers or leeches.  Trolling crankbaits (orange or green) and jigging (white and perch colored) bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, has also been producing walleye. Yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye throughout the south end of the reservoir.   Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught trolling cowbells or light colored crankbaits anywhere between Black Sandy and Lakeside. Shore fishing is fair while using worms or Power bait around Black Sandy and Riverside. Small walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge on jigs and in the Causeway Arm on perch colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers and a leech or worm.  Some walleye are also being caught around Riverside on jigs.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Good rainbow fishing continues for those trolling cowbells throughout the reservoir; especially from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Shore fishing for rainbows has been fair around Gates of the Mountains on worms.  Walleye are being caught around Split Rock, Cottonwood Creek and the bays by Holter Dam.  Most walleye are being caught on bottom bouncers and a worm.  Perch are being caught throughout the reservoir in small bays and around the boat docks in 10 to 20 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report via Montana FWP)

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