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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 4.18.16
By angelamontana

Posted: April 19, 2016

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are cruising shorelines throughout the reservoir and anglers 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 fair for walleye, but look for things to pick up with the current warming trend. Boat access is very good this year. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing is very good from both shore and boat. Shore fishing is best at York Bridge while using flies and at Riverside while using jigs tipped with a worm. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits around York Bridge and White Sandy. Lake Helena is producing walleye while trolling perch or blue & gray colored rapalas. There have been reports of good walleye fishing at night from shore around the Causeway Bridge. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Very good rainbow fishing can be found from shore around all the boat docks while using small pink or orange flies. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling gold/silver crankbaits along the shorelines throughout the reservoir. Walleye and perch action are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena