helena fishing report

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.11.16
By angelamontana

Posted: July 11, 2016

Canyon Ferry: 

Fishing slowed down this past week with cooler temperatures and rain in the area.  Successful rainbow trout anglers caught fish on the  north end of the reservoir using cowbells, tipped with worms, or cranks in 20 to 50 feet of water. Shore anglers had some success fishing for rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows throughout the reservoir. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir tolling worm harnesses or slow-death rigs, tipped with worms or leeches, in 35 feet of water or less.  Jigs tipped with worms are also producing walleye throughout the reservoir. Yellow perch are being caught from shore using worms or while trolling for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena


Rainbows are being caught trolling cowbells between Black Sandy and York Bridge and in the Riverside area. Shore fishing is fair while using worms or Powerbait around 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.  A few perch are being caught in the Causeway as well on jigs.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena


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.  Night fishing for rainbows and walleye has been very productive while using jigs and worms.  Walleye are being caught around Split Rock, Cottonwood Creek and the bays by Holter Dam.  Most walleye are being caught on jigs and a worm in 8 to 15 feet of water.  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

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