FISHING REPORTS


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Walleye Kid

May 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught from shore at the Outhouse, Confederate, Chinaman’s, and Kim’s Marina using worms, Powerbait, and fly-fishing using leech or bead head nymph patterns. Not many boats out trying for rainbow trout and walleye due to the weather. A few walleye are being caught around Ponds 1 & 2 in less than 15 feet of water on jigs or bottom bouncers with crawler rigs. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: The York Bridge area continues to produce rainbows from shore on leech pattern flies or egg sacks. A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Black Sandy and Riverside on worms or egg sacks. Rainbow fishing is also good while trolling cowbells or rapalas around the Causeway and York Bridge. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are stacked up at the ramps and shore fishing is very good at Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch while using egg pattern flies or San Juan worms. Boat anglers are finding rainbows near the surface while trolling cowbells or rapalas. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Walleye Kid

May 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout fishing has been best from shore at Kim’s Marina while fly fishing with a leech or bead head nymph or using a jig tipped with a worm. Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows trolling lures tipped with a worm. A few walleye and perch are being caught mid-reservoir and at Confederate Bay in less than 15 feet of water on jigs or worm harnesses. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing has slowed down as they move offshore. A few rainbows are being caught from shore at the York Bridge ramp on flies or egg sacks and at Riverside while drifting jigs or egg sacks. Rainbow fishing is fair while trolling cowbells or rapalas around the Causeway and York Bridge. Walleye are being caught in Lake Helena and a few perch and walleye are being caught in the Causeway. Most walleye are being caught while trolling bottom bouncers or lures. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing from shore at the ramps has slowed down with a few being caught around Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch while using egg pattern flies or egg sacks. Boat anglers are finding rainbows near the surface while trolling cowbells or rapalas in the lower reservoir around Split Rock and the clay banks. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Walleye Kid

May 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout fishing has been best from shore at Shannon, Duck Creek Bay, and Goose Bay fly fishing with a leech or bead head nymph or using a jig tipped with a worm. Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows mid-reservoir trolling cranks or lures. Walleye and perch are being caught mid-reservoir and at Confederate Bay in less than 15 feet of water on jigs or worm harnesses. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being caught from shore at York Bridge on flies and at Riverside while drifting jigs. Rainbow fishing is fair while trolling cowbells or rapalas around the Causeway and York Bridge. Small walleye are being caught in Lake Helena on bottom bouncers or rapalas. An occasional perch is being caught there as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing from shore at the ramps has slowed down. Boat anglers are finding rainbows while trolling cowbells or rapalas around Cottonwood Creek and in the lower reservoir around Split Rock and the clay banks. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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