Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 5.16.19
By angelamontana

Posted: May 17, 2019


Spring Turkey will close May 19th.  Spring Bear season continues until May 31st. Don’t forget to get your Elk B and Antelope tags in by June 1st!! We still have applications.



Missouri River: The river is running around 7,500+ cfs and this fishing is touch and go.  We’d recommend throwing some sows, Czechs, Ray Charles, or worms right now; stick to pink colors for now.  Focus on fishing the slow seams of the water, the outside is just moving too fast right now and the fish are not holding there. Fish deeper than you were last week, bring some extra split shot. We’ve got leeches in!!

Hauser: Fishing access is pretty good right now.  We recommend throwing some floating jigs tipped with a crawler or a small to medium spinner right now, again pink is the color of choice.  This week is looking pretty rainy don’t forget the rain gear. We’ve got leeches in!!

Canyon Ferry/Holter Lake:  All boat accesses are available.  If you can get out right now just remember to fish deeper than normal as water temps are cooler and the fish tend to hang out deeper this time of year. Come grab your leeches.