Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.12.23
By angelamontana

Posted: June 12, 2023

Canyon Ferry:  The walleye bite is back on with anglers finding success from Pond 4 to the Silos, around Duck Creek and the Goose Bay/Snaggy Bay area in 20 to 25 feet of water.  Bottom bouncers with green, yellow, orange or red spinner blades with worms or jigs in these same colors are producing walleye.   Rainbows are being caught around Goose Bay and the north end on cowbells or spoons or by those using traditional walleye gear.  Shore fishing is producing an occasional rainbow or walleye on worms around the Silos.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few walleye and rainbow trout are being caught below Canyon Ferry Dam while using various jigs and nightcrawlers in the seams and eddies next to the fast flows. Lake Helena is still producing a few walleye while tolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses with chartreuse blades. Trolling cowbells with a wedding ring between Black Sandy and the Powerlines is also producing a few rainbows.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few walleye are being picked up in the Canyon near the Gates of the Mountains and around other points and weed beds throughout the reservoir while vertical jigging with various Rapalas, hair jigs, or Mister Twisters tipped with leeches or crawlers. Good numbers of perch are being found around the boat docks and in the small bays in the Canyon while using small jigs and crawlers. Some nice rainbows are being caught out from the Gates of the Mountains with various flies and from Black Beach to Split Rock and along the Clay Banks across from the boat loft while trolling orange or yellow crankbaits or cowbells with wedding rings. Some nice kokanee are being found while using downriggers and trolling Dodgers and flashers with double hook spinners tipped with shoepeg corn in 50 to 70 feet of water near the dam.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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