Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.26.21
By angelamontana

Posted: April 26, 2021

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite continues to be good 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, worms or silver spinners.  Boat anglers are having some success for rainbows while trolling cowbells or crankbaits between White Earth and Hole in the Wall.  A few walleye are being caught around the river channel south of the Silos while using jigs or trolling crankbaits, however the colder weather has made the action slow down considerably. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has been great at York Bridge. Fly fishing with egg patterns or San Juan worms has been working well. Night crawlers and egg sacks are also producing some fish. Some nice rainbows are also being picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam while drifting and bouncing nightcrawlers on the bottom. Some anglers are picking up a few trout out from Black Sandy, Riverside and Lake Helena with cowbells, or orange/chartreuse crankbaits. Walleye fishing in Lake Helena has picked up a bit and pulling shallow running crankbaits or crawler harnesses has been popular. Look for the bite to turn on by the end of the week.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows continue to be picked up at Gate of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Successful shore anglers are doing well with wooly buggers, small 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 weather and water temps have been pretty cold lately.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena