Helena Reservoir Fishing Report

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.22.17
By angelamontana

Posted: May 22, 2017

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success at Shannon and Chinamen’s using worms or Powerbait. Boat anglers are having success for trout trolling crankbaits at shallow depths throughout the reservoir. Walleye are being caught mostly on the south end of the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses in 10 feet of water or less.  Yellow perch are being caught while trolling for walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught from shore at the Causeway Bridge and Riverside while using nightcrawlers or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding a few rainbows while trolling cowbells around the White Sandy and Black Sandy areas and in the Causeway.  Walleye are being caught in Lake Helena while using perch colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers.  A few walleye have been caught from the Causeway Bridge on leeches.  A few perch have been caught in Lake Helena. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are being caught from shore at Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Campground and Departure Point while using worms or Powerbait.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling crankbaits or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir.  Perch action is good around the docks, Oxbow Bend and by the clay banks while using a jig and worm in 8 to 10 feet of water. Walleye action is slow with a few being caught while trolling crankbaits in 6 to 10 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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