Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.1.24
By angelamontana

Posted: July 1, 2024

Canyon Ferry: Good walleye action is happening around Duck Creek and Pond 1 in 20-30 feet of water, Snaggy Bay, and the west shore from White Earth up to Gull Island in 30-35 feet of water. Bottom bouncers with spinner blades or slow death rigs, various colors of crankbaits or jigs are all producing walleye.  Rainbows are being caught around Cemetery Island, Yacht Basin, Magpie and Crittendon while trolling cowbells with a worm. Shore anglers found rainbow, carp, walleye and perch on a hook and worm at Pond 4 and Confederate.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few walleye are being caught from shore at the Causeway Bridge while using orange floating jigs and leeches and while trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses inside the Causeway Arm. Some nice rainbows are being found below Canyon Ferry Dam with worms and marshmallows and while trolling cowbells and spinner combos with lead core line between the Dam and York Bridge.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few Kokanee are being caught between Split Rock and the Dam while trolling dodgers or cowbells with double whammy spinners tipped with shoepeg corn in 25 to 60 feet of water. Good numbers of rainbows are also being found while searching for kokanee on the lower end of the reservoir with the same equipment. A few walleye and perch are being caught in 25 feet of water near the Clay Banks on the lower end of the reservoir and in the Canyon near the Gates of the Mountains while vertical jigging with worms or leeches or trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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