Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.15.19
By angelamontana

Posted: July 15, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow with a few being caught  in Confederate Bay while using jigs tipped with worms early in the morning. Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or lures along the east shore from White Earth to Hellgate. Walleye fishing is very good from the river to north of the Silos in 15 to 20 feet of water while using bottom bouncers with leeches or worms.  Chartreuse or yellow jigs tipped with a worm is working as well.  The area from Duck Creek to Hellgate is starting to pick up and produce walleye as well.   A few walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir using jigs, standard and floating, tipped with worms or leeches in 10 to 25 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, 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 below Canyon Ferry Dam. Numerous small walleye and a few perch are being caught in Lake Helena and the Causeway on bottom bouncers or jigs tipped with a leech.  Walleye are also being caught from shore at the Causeway Bridge and Riverside.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few rainbows are being caught around Split Rock in the early morning trolling cowbells while using a downrigger.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye are being caught while using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water in the canyon around Mann Gulch, Cottonwood Creek and the clay bluffs across from the Boat Loft.  Perch fishing is fair with some being caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 8 to 18 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena