Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.10.17
By angelamontana

Posted: July 11, 2017

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using worms and while trolling crankbaits or flatfish in 10 to 40 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 10 to 40 feet of water.  Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 50 feet of water, at first and last light, is also producing walleye.  Quite a few yellow perch and are being caught while trolling for walleye. A handful of smallmouth bass are being caught from shore on the north end at Hellgate Bay.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few rainbows are being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms or powerbait.  Rainbow fishing is fair while trolling cowbells deep between the Black Sandy area and Devil’s Elbow. Numerous small walleye are being caught after dark in the Causeway and Lake Helena on bottom bouncers or jigs tipped with a leech.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Fishing is good at night or very early mornings for both rainbows and walleye, especially in the lower reservoir.  Rainbows are being caught on jigs and worms or while trolling cowbells.  Walleye are being caught on crankbaits or jigs with a worm in 6 to 16 feet of water.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch continue to be caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 8 to 18 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Walleye are being caught while using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena


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