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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.2.16
By angelamontana

Posted: May 2, 2016

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points on the north end of the reservoir using worms, beads, jigs or various bead head nymph patterns. No report from boat anglers targeting rainbow trout other than anglers anchoring and casting to shore. Walleye fishing has been slow.  Successful anglers are catching a few walleye on the south end of the reservoir tolling worm harnesses or cranks in 15 feet of water or less.  A few yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good from shore at York Bridge while using flies and at Riverside while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits around York Bridge, the Causeway and White Sandy.  Lake Helena walleye fishing picked up again with some great action occurring while trolling crankbaits.  A few walleye are being caught from shore at night at 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 crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  The perch bite is starting to take off, especially around the boat docks while using jigs tipped with a worm.  Walleye action remains slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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