Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.29.24
By angelamontana

Posted: April 29, 2024

Canyon Ferry: Shore anglers fishing for rainbows on the north end at Chinamen’s, Kim’s Marina, Court Sheriff and Shannon were successful while using black nymphs, spawn sacks or worms.  Boat anglers caught rainbows around Cemetery Island and the Outhouse while using cowbells or crankbaits.  A few walleyes are being caught on various colored crankbaits between Pond 1 and Pond 3.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing continues to be productive from shore near the boat ramp at York Bridge. Most anglers are using egg patterns, beads, wooly buggers, or San Juan worms. A few rainbows are being picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam while using plain nightcrawler or power bait. A few walleye are being caught on Lake Helena while trolling perch-colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers with leeches.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing continues to be great at the Gates of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp near the Dam, and the Log Gulch boat ramp area while using egg patterns, beads, wooly buggers, San Juan works, or pheasant tail nymphs. Trolling cowbells out from Cottonwood Creek and on the lower end of the reservoir is also producing a few rainbows. A few perch are starting to be picked up while vertical jigging with small jigs tipped with worms in 30 to 35 feet of water inside the Canyon downstream from the Gates of the Mountains.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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