Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.19.21
By angelamontana

Posted: April 19, 2021

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite is really picking up on the north end as fish are cruising the shorelines.  Rainbows are being caught from shore between the Outhouse and Kim’s Marina using leech flies, bead head nymphs, egg sacks or Powerbait.  Other areas producing trout are Shannon Ramp, Court Sheriff, Confederate Bay and Broadwater Bay at the Silos.  A few walleye are being caught around the river channel south of the Silos while using jigs or trolling crankbaits. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has been great at York Bridge. Fly fishing with egg or leech patterns has been working well. Night crawlers and egg sacks are also producing some fish. Trollers are picking up a few trout out from Black Sandy, Riverside and Lake Helena with cowbells, or orange/chartreuse crankbaits. Walleye fishing in the Causeway Arm and Lake Helena is slow but warmer temps should turn them on soon.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows are showing up at Gate of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Successful shore anglers are doing well with wooly buggers, beads, San Juan worms, spawn sacks or Powerbait. Boat anglers are catching some nice rainbows while trolling bright colored crankbaits along the shorelines. Not many walleye or perch are being picked up yet as the water temps are still pretty cold.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena