Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.10.24
By angelamontana

Posted: June 10, 2024

Canyon Ferry: Walleye action has been a little slow with some anglers finding success between Ponds 1 and 3 and from Pond 4 to the Silos while using bottom bouncers with green spinner blades or Slow Death rigs with worms in 15 to 30 feet of water.  Assorted crankbaits have had some success as well.  Rainbows are being caught on spoons or walleye rigs around Duck Creek and from the Silos to Hole in the Wall.  Shore fishing is slow, however, bow fishing for carp has been great.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few walleyes are being picked up in Lake Helena while trolling bottom bouncers and spinners with leeches and while pitching various jigs and crawlers in the Causeway Arm and out from White Sandy campground. Most rainbows are being picked up while trolling cowbells or dodgers and spinner combos tipped with crawlers between the dam and the Power Lines or from York Bridge to Devil’s Elbow, but a few are being caught while fly fishing near the mouth of Spokane and Trout Creek and from shore at the Causeway Bridge with crawlers and a marshmallow.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Walleye and perch fishing has been good inside the Canyon near the Gates of the Mountains, around Cottonwood Creek, near Split Rock, and the Clay Banks while vertical jigging with worms or leeches or pulling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses in 15 to 25 feet of water. Good numbers of rainbows are being picked up throughout the reservoir while trolling cowbells or dodgers with a spinner combo tipped with crawlers or deep running perch-colored crankbaits. A few kokanee and rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam while trolling dodgers, cowbells, or other flashers with double hook spinners tipped with shoepeg corn in 30 to 40 feet of water.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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