FISHING REPORTS


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Walleye Kid

April 30, 2020 at 8:15 pm

State wide fishing reports –

http://www.montanaoutdoor.com/montana-fishing-reports/

Information for boat ramps are available on the BOR site at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html

Walleye Kid

May 11, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow fishing from shore is starting to slow down as the trout move into deeper water. The north end is still producing rainbows on spawn sacks, worms, marshmallows, leech pattern flies and nymphs especially around Yacht Basin, Shannon and Chinamen’s. From the Silos to the Ponds the walleye bite is slowly picking up with action from shore on worms. Boat anglers are finding walleye while using Slow Death rigs, bottom bouncers with worms or leeches, chartreuse crankbaits, or jigs. A few perch are being picked up as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: The rainbow bite continues to be great as fish are still cruising the shorelines around York Bridge, Black Sandy and Riverside. Shore anglers have been doing well using leech patterns or night crawlers and marshmallows. The walleye bite has been good at the Causeway and Lake Helena. Floating jigs and crawlers or leeches are working well from shore and boat anglers are doing well trolling small perch colored cranks or bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows continue to be picked up near shore at Gate of the Mountains and the BLM boat ramp areas. Successful shore anglers are doing well with leech patterns, Beads or egg patterns. Using Power Bait or plain worms and marshmallows is producing some nice fish as well. Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows while trolling cowbells with a crawler trailer. Walleye and perch fishing has been fairly slow. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

WalleyeKid

May 28, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Canyon Ferry: Good rainbow action can be found on the north end from both shore and boat. Shore anglers are having luck at the Outhouse on worms or marshmallows. Anglers trolling jointed perch colored rapalas or spinners 100-150 yards offshore at the Outhouse are having great action. From White Earth to the Silos boat anglers are finding rainbows as well. Walleye and perch fishing were very slow this past weekend. A few anglers are targeting carp and doing well from shore on nightcrawlers at Confederate Bay, Duck Creek and Pond 4. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being picked up around Black Sandy. Shore anglers have been doing well using power bait, egg sacks or night crawlers and marshmallows. Boat anglers are catching a few while trolling cowbells and wedding rings with a crawler trailer. The walleye bite is still good at Lake Helena. Boat anglers are doing well trolling chartreuse or gold colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers and leeches. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows continue to be picked up near shore at Gates of the Mountains Log Gulch and Departure Point areas. Successful shore anglers are doing well with midge nymphs and leech patterns. Anglers using plain crawlers or egg sacks are picking up a few trout as well. Shore angling has been most productive as most rainbows are still favoring the shorelines. Boat anglers have reported that walleye and perch fishing has been fairly slow. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Troy Humphrey

Helena Area Senior Fisheries Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 4

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