Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.24.21
By angelamontana

Posted: May 24, 2021

Canyon FerryVery few anglers made it out this weekend due to the weather.  Fishing was slow for all species.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore on the north end while using worms or Powerbait and boat anglers are picking up a few while trolling cowbells or crankbaits from White Earth to the dam.  Some walleye are being caught around the Ponds on crankbaits or bottom bouncers.  As a reminder the new walleye regulation is 10 daily, 1 over 15 inches; possession is twice the daily limit.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Anglers fishing from shore for Rainbows around Black Sandy, the Causeway, York Bridge and Riverside have been doing pretty well. Night crawlers and marshmallows have been producing the most fish. Anglers trolling for Rainbows around Black Sandy are finding some nice fish using cowbells and wedding ring combos tipped with crawlers. Most walleye have been showing up in Lake Helena and a few in the Causeway arm. Crankbaits and bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses or leeches have been working well for walleye. As a reminder the new walleye regulation is 10 daily, 1 over 15 inches; possession is twice the daily limit.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Anglers are having success for rainbows near the Gates of the Mountains and on the lower end of the reservoir around the Boat Loft or in the Black Beach to Split Rock area. Worms and marshmallows have been producing the most fish from shore. Boat anglers are doing well while running crankbaits, Thomas lures or cowbells tipped with a spinner and nightcrawlers. A few walleye have been picked up recently while pitching jigs to shore in shallow water.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena