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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.7.18
By angelamontana

Posted: May 8, 2018

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught at the Outhouse, Shannon, Confederate and the Silos. Shoreline anglers are having success using worms, spawn sacks or various nymph fly patterns. No report from boat anglers. Yellow perch and walleye are being caught on south end of the reservoir from shore using worms, jigs tipped with worms, and crankbaits. No report from boat anglers. The reservoir is VERY low and boat access is limited.

A useful resource for monitoring boat ramp accessibility can be found at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbows are being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam while using egg sacks or jigs tipped with a worm. Boat anglers are catching rainbows while trolling perch or blue colored crankbaits or cowbells around York Bridge and Black Sandy. Lake Helena is producing some walleye while trolling light colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are being caught from shore around all the boat ramps while using egg pattern flies or wooly buggers. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling silver or perch colored crankbait, Tasmanian Devils or cowbells along the shorelines throughout the reservoir. Perch and walleye action is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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