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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.3.17
By angelamontana

Posted: July 4, 2017
Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using worms and/or marshmallows and while trolling cowbells and crankbaits in 15 to 30 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 45 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. 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 good for boat anglers while trolling cowbells around the White Sandy and Black Sandy area and near Devil’s Elbow. Walleye are being caught in the Causeway and Lake Helena on bottom bouncers or gold and green crankbaits.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter: Rainbow fishing is good in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains and between Split Rock and Holter Dam while trolling cowbells.  Rainbows are being caught closer to the surface in the early morning, but moving to 20 feet deep later in the day.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch are being 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.  The best walleye action is happening in the lower reservoir and in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
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