Canyon Ferry, Hauser, Lake Helena, Holter and the Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir are all ice-free and accessible from both boat and shore. Happy angling!
Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using leech flies or bead head nymphs on the north end and at Confederate and White Earth. Walleye action is good around Duck Creek and Ponds 1 & 2 in 4 to 12 feet of water on jigs or bottom bouncers with crawler rigs. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Hauser: Rainbow fishing is very good while trolling cowbells around White Sandy, the Causeway and York Bridge. Shore fishing is producing rainbows at the Causeway Bridge on streamer flies or egg sacks and York Bridge on leech flies or egg patterns. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter: Shore fishing for rainbows is very good at Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch while using wooly buggers, leech flies or prince nymphs. Boat anglers are finding rainbows near the surface while trolling cowbells or spoons. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena