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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.15.23
By angelamontana

Posted: May 15, 2023

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbows are being caught from shore on the north end of the reservoir at the Outhouse, Shannon and Hellgate while using leech or egg pattern flies, worms or egg sacks.  A few walleyes are being caught between the Silos and Hole in the Wall and around Goose Bay by anglers trolling bottom bouncers with white, green or chartreuse spinner blades or crankbaits in 15 feet of water.  Rainbows are also being caught with this same gear setup.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore anglers are still catching rainbows at the York Bridge boat ramp and Black Sandy while using egg pattern flies, Power Bait, night crawlers or spinners. Boat anglers are finding most rainbows and an occasional kokanee while trolling cowbells or dodgers with a wedding ring and while using orange or silver crankbaits. The walleye bite on Lake Helena has turned on, and most are being picked up while trolling perch-colored crankbaits and bottom bouncers with various colored walleye spinners or floating jigs tipped with crawlers.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Shore anglers are still catching rainbows at the Gates of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, and the Log Gulch boat ramp while using egg patterns, black and red leech patterns, Power Bait, night crawlers, spawn sacks or spinners. A few perch are being caught from the Log Gulch docks while pitching small green jigs tipped with crawlers. Boat anglers are finding good numbers of rainbows and an occasional kokanee on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells and wedding rings with lead core line, and while pulling a variety of crankbaits.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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