Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.18.22
By angelamontana

Posted: July 18, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye fishing continues to be really good around the river mouth and Pond 3, Snaggy Bay, Round Top and most bays on the north end.  Anglers are using chartreuse, yellow or white spinner blades with a bottom bouncer, slow death rigs or crankbaits.  Worms and leeches are working equally well.  Shore anglers are catching a few walleye in Beaver Creek Bay near White Earth and around the Silos.  Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or silver spoons on the north end around Cemetary Island or from White Earth to Hole in the Wall on walleye rigs.  An occasional perch is being reported by walleye anglers.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Rainbows continue to be picked up while trolling cowbell and spinner combinations around the Black Sandy and White Sandy area. Walleye fishing has been fair around Eldorado Bar and the mouth of the Causeway Arm and around the Causeway Bridge while using various jigs, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses. Fishing early in the morning and late in the evening has been the most productive for both species.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Rainbow action continues to be great throughout the reservoir during the early morning or late evening hours while trolling various flashers with a spinner combination around 20 feet down in the water column. Walleye and perch fishing has been great near Cottonwood Creek, Mann Gulch, Clay Banks, off the South Village, and the small bays above the dam. Using various jigs, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers with perch colored spinner blades around shallow points or weed beds has been working well. Fishing during the late evening hours has been producing the best bite for walleyes.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena