Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.27.20
By angelamontana

Posted: July 27, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye fishing continues to be good mid-reservoir around White Earth and Goose Bay in 20 to 30 feet of water while using bottom bouncers or crankbaits with chartreuse and green being the colors of choice. The Ponds are also producing a few walleyes. A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or crankbaits 20 to 25 feet deep around White Earth and the north end.  An occasional rainbow is being caught from shore while using worms around White Earth and Goose Bay. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few walleye are being picked up by anglers slip bobber fishing from shore at the Causeway and pitching jigs or trolling crawler harnesses inside the Causeway Arm. Anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings tipped with crawlers around 15-20 feet down are catching some nice rainbows between York Bridge and White Sandy. Boat anglers are picking up a few walleye below Canyon Ferry Dam while pitching perch colored jigs along the shorelines near weed beds.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Some nice rainbows are showing up in the canyon near Gates of the Mountains. Anglers trolling cowbells or crankbaits above suspended fish are doing well. Anglers fishing weed beds are finding some nice perch while pitching small jigs tipped with crawlers into the weeds in 10 to 20 feet of water on the lower end of the reservoir. Walleye action has slowed a bit but a few walleyes are still being picked up while tolling bottom bouncers, running slip bobbers and leeches or vertical jigging near Cottonwood Creek and on the lower end of the reservoir.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena