Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.31.17
By angelamontana

Posted: July 31, 2017

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has slowed a bit with the current warm weather trend, but a few fish are being caught from shore using worms and while trolling spoons or cranks in 20 to 40 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cranks, worm harnesses, and slow-death rigs 15 to 25 feet of water.  Both worms and leeches are working well as bait. Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 30 feet of water continues to produce walleye reservoir-wide.  Yellow perch continue to be caught while searching 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 doing a little better while trolling cowbells around the White Sandy/Black Sandy area in the early morning. A few perch and numerous small walleye are being caught in the Causeway on jigs and worms. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows fishing is very good at night in 20 to 25 feet of water 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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