Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.10.18
By angelamontana

Posted: June 11, 2018

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Shoreline anglers are having success using spoons, worms, and Powerbait.  Boat anglers are doing well trolling spoons and cowbells tipped with a worm. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the south end and mid reservoir in 15 to 35 feet of water trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, or crankbaits. Walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using jigs, tipped with worms, or worms and leeches under a bobber in 5 to 30 feet of water.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught by boat anglers around the Black Sandy and White Sandy area while trolling cowbells 20 feet deep.  Rainbows are also being caught below Canyon Ferry Dam on jigs or crankbaits from both shore and boat. Walleye are being caught in the Causeway while using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches or worms.  Some walleye are being caught in the slow water below Canyon Ferry Dam.  Perch fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Departure Point while using worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling green colored crankbaits or cowbells in the lower reservoir at 15 to 20 feet deep and in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains.  Walleye are being caught while using jigs and worms or 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. Perch action is good around the docks, Oxbow Bend and by the clay banks while using a jig and worm in 8 to 10 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena