Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.2.22
By angelamontana

Posted: May 2, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout action is consistent on the north end as fish are cruising the shorelines.  Rainbows are being caught from shore at the Outhouse rock bar, Shannon and Chinamen’s using black leech flies, bead head nymphs, worms or egg sacks.  Fishing has been slow on the south end of the reservoir with a few walleyes being caught around Pond 1 and Duck Creek on worms or crankbaits.  Carp are being caught in Hellgate Bay and near Pond 1 for those looking to target them.  Some boats are getting out and launching at Broadwater Bay, Goose Bay, Duck Creek and Chinamen’s.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow trout action continues to be great near the shorelines at York Bridge, the Causeway and Riverside campground area while using leech or egg pattern flies, various spinners, Power Bait, night crawlers or spawn sacks. Boat anglers pulling crankbaits out from Devil’s Elbow and Black Sandy are also picking up a few rainbows. A few perch, walleye and rainbow trout are being picked up on Lake Helena while trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Lots of nice size rainbows continue to be picked up near the shorelines at Gates of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, Log Gulch boat ramp and Departure Point. Using egg or leech pattern flies, Spinners, spoons, Power Bait, night crawlers or spawn sacks has been working well. Walleye and perch fishing has been slow but look for that to pick up soon with the increasing water temperatures.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena