FWP: Helena area reservoirs fishing report for the week of 5.1.23
By angelamontana

Posted: May 1, 2023

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout action continues to be great on the north end of the reservoir from shore as they are cruising the shorelines.  Rainbows are being caught while using leech patterns, San Juan worms, egg sacks, worms or spinners.  A few rainbows are being caught around Hole in the Wall by boat anglers trolling spoons or crankbaits.  An occasional walleye is being picked up from shore and boat around the Silos while using chartreuse jigs and worms. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few rainbows are being caught at Riverside, Devil’s Elbow, York Bridge, and the Causeway area while using egg or leech pattern flies, Power Bait, night crawlers, spawn sacks or spinners. A few walleye are being picked up on Lake Helena while pulling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Good numbers of rainbows are being caught while fly fishing from shore at the Gates of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, and Log Gulch. Leech patterns, egg patterns, and San Juan Worms have been popular. Using Power Bait, night crawlers, spawn sacks or spinners is also producing some nice rainbows. Boat anglers trolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers and Wedding Rings on the lower end of the reservoir are picking up rainbows as well. Not many walleyes have been reported yet.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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