Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.6.22
By angelamontana

Posted: August 8, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye fishing is good around Duck Creek and Ponds 3 and 4 while using bottom bouncers with white, pink or green blades and worms.  Walleye, perch and rainbows are all being caught between White Earth and Hole in the Wall while using bottom bouncers with pink, red or chartreuse blades and worms or red crankbaits.  Fishing was a bit slow on the north end over the weekend.  Shore fishing has been slow for all species. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Some nice rainbows continue to be picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam while using spinners, spoons, Rapalas, or crawlers from shore or by boat. Trolling cowbells between Black Sandy and York Bridge during the early morning hours is producing a few rainbows as well. A few Walleyes are being caught in 15-30 feet of water around York Bridge and the Causeway Arm while using various jigs and crawlers, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers with white, orange, or green spinner blades and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Walleye and perch fishing has been good in 10 to 20 feet of water during the morning or late evening hours around weed beds and points throughout the reservoir while using various jigs and crawlers, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers with white, chartreuse, or orange spinner blades. Some kokanee salmon are being picked up on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling Dodgers or flashers tipped with a spinner and shoepeg corn in deep water during the early morning hours. A few rainbows continue to be caught on the lower end of the reservoir during the early morning hours while trolling cowbells with a spinner combination and a crawler around 25 feet down in the water column.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

 

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