Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.9.18
By angelamontana

Posted: July 9, 2018
Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using worms or jigs.  A few rainbow trout are being caught by boat anglers on worm harnesses. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 5 to 35 feet of water. Walleye and perch are also being caught from shore throughout the reservoir in 10 to 25 feet of water using jigs (standard and floating) or slip bobber rigs tipped with worms or leeches.  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 fair while trolling cowbells deep between the Black Sandy area and Devil’s Elbow. Numerous small walleye are being caught in the Causeway on bottom bouncers or jigs tipped with a leech.  Walleye are also being caught at night from shore at the Causeway Bridge.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  Fishing is good at night or very early mornings for both rainbows and walleye, especially in the lower reservoir.  Rainbows are being caught on jigs and worms or while trolling cowbells.  Walleye are being caught on crankbaits or jigs with a worm in 6 to 16 feet of water.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch continue to be 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.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
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