Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.24.17
By angelamontana

Posted: July 24, 2017

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught from shore using worms and while trolling crankbaits or flatfish in 25 to 50 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 15 to 30 feet of water.  Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 30 feet of water continues to produce walleye reservoir-wide.  A fair number of yellow perch continue to be caught while trolling for walleye. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow from both shore and boat.  Shore anglers are catching a few below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms.  Boat anglers are catching a few trout while trolling cowbells around York Bridge and Black Sandy. The Causeway is producing numerous small walleye on bottom bouncers or floating jigs tipped with a leech.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are being caught at night while using jigs and worms. A few are being caught in the early morning while trolling cowbells in the lower reservoir.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch continue to be caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 10 to 20 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught mixed in with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena


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