Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.5.17
By angelamontana

Posted: June 5, 2017

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught throughout the reservoir.  Fewer shoreline anglers out this past week, but some anglers are having success at traditional locations using spinners, worms, and Powerbait. Boat anglers are having success for trout trolling cowbells and crankbaits throughout the reservoir. Walleye are being caught primarily on the south half of the reservoir trolling crankbaits, worm harnesses, and Lindy rigs in 10 to 30 feet of water.  Worms and leeches are both working well on harnesses. Yellow perch are being caught while trolling for walleye.  Bow fishing for carp continues to be excellent throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow from shore with a few being caught at the Causeway Bridge and Riverside while using nightcrawlers.  Good rainbow action for boat anglers is happening around Black Sandy and Devil’s Elbow while trolling cowbells or gold colored crankbaits.  Walleye are being caught in in the Causeway while using jigs and leeches or worms.  Perch fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Departure Point while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling perch colored crankbaits or cowbells in the lower reservoir and in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains.  Walleye action is improving while using jigs and leeches in 10 to 20 feet of water.  The best walleye action is happening in the lower reservoir and in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains. 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. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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