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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 6.3.24
By angelamontana

Posted: June 3, 2024

Canyon Ferry: Walleye action continues to be good while using bottom bouncers with green spinner blades with worms or leeches in 20 to 25 feet of water around Ponds 2 and 3, Silos and out from Hole in the Wall.  Rainbow fishing has improved from both shore and boat.  Shore anglers are finding rainbows around White Earth, the Outhouse and Shannon while boat anglers are catching rainbows around Cemetary Island, the Outhouse and Hole in the Wall on spinners or cowbells. Carp are providing great action while fishing from shore and boat with worms and can be caught with the same walleye and rainbow gear or by bow fishing.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being caught from shore near Riverside Campground below Canyon Ferry Dam, around the York Bridge area, and near Black Sandy while using nightcrawlers, Mepps spinners, leech patterns, or Power Bait. Trolling cowbells and spinner combos tipped with crawlers or bright-colored crankbaits between White Sandy and the dam is also producing a few rainbows. A few walleyes are being picked up in Lake Helena while trolling various crankbaits or bottom bouncers with perch-colored spinner blades tipped with crawlers or leeches and in the Causeway Arm while pitching various jigs around points and weed beds in 15 to 25 feet of water.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: The walleye bite continues to be good inside the Canyon near the Gates of the Mountains, around Cottonwood Creek, and other points and weed beds on the lower end of the reservoir while vertical jigging with leeches. Rainbow fishing continues to be great throughout the reservoir while trolling deep running crankbaits or cowbells and spinner combos tipped with crawlers. Power Bait, nightcrawlers, and various spinners and spoons are working well for rainbows from shore. A few perch are being caught while pitching jigs and crawlers around the boat ramp docks from Log Gulch to the BLM campground, in Cottonwood Creek Bay, and around the Oxbow Bend area.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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