Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 5.13.24
By angelamontana

Posted: May 13, 2024

Canyon Ferry: Rainbows fishing from shore has slowed down as the fish have moved into deeper water.  Boat anglers caught a few rainbows on crankbaits.  The walleye action is getting good around the Silos and between Pond 1 and the river mouth while using various colors of crankbaits or Death Rigs with orange or chartreuse blades and a worm.   Most walleye were caught in 20-25 feet of water.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being caught while trolling perch or dark olive-colored crankbaits out from the Black Sandy area and while using night crawlers below Canyon Ferry Dam. The walleye bite on Lake Helena has been good while trolling dark-colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers with walleye spinners tipped with crawlers or leeches.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing continues to be great on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling crankbaits or cowbells 15 to 25 feet down in the water column. A few perch and an occasional walleye are being picked up while vertical jigging with various jigs tipped with worms in 15 to 35 feet of water inside the canyon, near Cottonwood Creek and around some of the bays on the lower end of the reservoir.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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