Anglers are reminded that live fish cannot be used as bait on the Missouri River from the confluence of the Madison and Jefferson Rivers, downstream to Morony Dam, which includes Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter Reservoirs.
Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing produced some action between the Silos and the Ponds and around White Earth while trolling purple and silver rapalas or crankbaits or dragging bottom bouncers with leeches. Rainbows are being picked up in these areas on the same lure and bait combos as well. A few rainbows are being caught around Shannon from shore and boat on crankbaits or worms. 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: Shore anglers are finding a few rainbows near Riverside Campground while using nightcrawlers and marshmallows or powerbait. Boat anglers fishing for rainbows around White Sandy, Black Sandy, and the Dam area are finding some nice fish. Trolling various crankbaits or cowbells tipped with crawlers is working well. The walleye action has been great lately with the warmer temperatures. Most have been showing up in Lake Helena and in the Causeway arm and shore anglers are picking up a few from the Causeway Bridge while using floating jigs and leeches. Trolling firetiger, blue, purple, or chartreuse crankbaits has been working well for boat anglers and a few perch are being picked while fishing for walleye as well. 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: Boat anglers are having success for rainbows throughout the reservoir while trolling silver or perch colored crankbaits, cowbells and wedding rings, Thomas lures or little Cleo’s. Shore anglers after rainbow are doing well on the lower end of the reservoir around the boat ramps and near Departure point while using nightcrawlers or powerbait. A few walleye and perch are being picked up while pitching jigs to shore in shallow water near weedbeds. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena
Chris Hurley | Hauser and Holter Fisheries Technician | Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks