Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.18.22
By angelamontana

Posted: April 18, 2022

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 at the Outhouse sand bar, Shannon and Chinamen’s using black leech flies, bead head nymphs, jigs or egg sacks.  Fishing has been slow on the south end of the reservoir around the Silos and Duck Creek.  Not many boats are getting out due to low reservoir levels.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow action has been great near the shorelines around York Bridge and the Causeway area. Pink, orange, or red nymph patterns or egg flies have been popular. Some anglers are also having success while using Power Bait, night crawlers or spawn sacks.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Good numbers of Rainbows are showing up near the shorelines at Gate of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp and the Log Gulch boat ramp. Pheasant tail nymphs, pink scuds and black leech patterns are working well. Using Power Bait, night crawlers or spawn sacks is also producing some nice rainbows.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena