Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.19.23
By angelamontana

Posted: June 19, 2023

Canyon Ferry:  Walleyes are being caught from the Silos to Pond 4, Silos to Hole in the Wall, Duck Creek to Pond 1 and around White Earth.  Fishing in 20 to 25 feet of water while using bottom bouncers with green, chartreuse or red spinner blades with worms or crankbaits in these same colors are producing walleye.   A few Rainbows and perch are being caught by anglers using walleye rigs around Hole in the Wall and White Earth.  Shore fishing is producing an occasional rainbow or walleye on jigs with worms around the Silos and White Earth.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  The cooler weekend slowed the fishing down, however some walleye and rainbow trout are being caught from shore at York Bridge and below Canyon Ferry Dam while using various jigs tipped with crawlers or green Power Bait. Lake Helena is still producing a few walleye while tolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses with orange or 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:  Good numbers of rainbows are being caught out from the Gates of the Mountains while using small nymphs and on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling orange crankbaits or cowbells with wedding rings tipped with a crawler. More Kokanee are showing up near the Dam while using various flashers, dodgers or cowbells with double hook spinners tipped with shoepeg corn in 15 to 80 feet of water. A few walleye are being picked up in the Canyon near the Gates of the Mountains, the Clay Banks on the lower end of the reservoir, and around other points and weed beds while vertical jigging with various Rapalas, hair jigs, or Mister Twisters tipped with leeches or crawlers. A few of perch are being found around the boat docks and in the small bays in the Canyon while using small jigs and crawlers.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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