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Dave Sedlock

May 23, 2022 at 3:25 pm

Canyon Ferry: Shore fishing for rainbows has slowed considerably as the fish are moving into deeper water. Boat anglers are starting to do better for rainbows while trolling cowbells with a worm or crankbaits from Goose Bay south to the Silos area. Walleyes are being caught from the Silos to the ponds on crankbaits and bottom bouncers, however, with cool water temperatures the bite is still slow. Some boats are getting out and launching at Broadwater Bay, Goose Bay, Duck Creek and Chinamen’s. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow trout continue to be picked up near the shorelines at Black Sandy, York Bridge, the Causeway and Riverside campground area. Using Power Bait, night crawlers, spawn sacks, various flies or spinners has been working well. Trolling Wedding Rings tipped with crawlers or various crankbaits out from Black Sandy, White Sandy and York Bridge is also producing a few rainbows. A few walleyes are showing up in Lake Helena while trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses or small crankbaits. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Lots of nice rainbows are still being picked up near the shorelines. Boat anglers fishing out from the Gates of the Mountains, the BLM boat ramp, the Boat Loft, Black Beach, Log Gulch boat ramp and Departure Point are finding rainbows as well. Using small nymphs, Spinners, Power Bait, night crawlers or spawn sacks or trolling small crankbaits or gold spoons has been working well. Walleye and perch fishing has been slow but look for that to pick up with the increasing water temperatures. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Chris Hurley

Hauser and Holter Fisheries Technician

Fisheries Division

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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Dave Sedlock

June 8, 2022 at 12:48 am

Canyon Ferry: Mid-reservoir and the north end are not producing many fish. The best action is from the Silos to the Ponds for both rainbows and walleyes. Rainbows are being caught out from the Silos on spoons, cowbells or crankbaits. The walleye action is picking up around the Silos and from Duck Creek to Pond 1 while using crankbaits or bottom bouncers with a worm. Reservoir water level is coming up and a lot of anglers are getting out. Boats can be launched at Broadwater Bay, Goose Bay, Duck Creek and Chinamen’s. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow trout continue to be picked up near Riverside Campground, the Causeway, and Black Sandy while using Power Bait, plain crawlers, or casting spoons. Trolling cowbells and wedding ring combos or crankbaits out from Black Sandy, White Sandy, Devils Elbow and York Bridge is also producing good numbers of rainbows. A few walleyes and perch continue to be picked up in Lake Helena and the Causeway Arm while trolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are being picked up while using floating jigs and crawlers, various flies, Power Bait, or spoons near the Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Campground and Departure Point. Good numbers of rainbows are also being found between Split Rock and the Dam while pulling cowbells and spinner combos or various crankbaits. Walleye and perch continue to show up just inside the canyon near the Gates of the Mountains, near Cottonwood Creek, and around most of the public boat docks on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses or pitching jigs tipped with crawlers. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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Dave Sedlock

August 8, 2022 at 2:50 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing is good around Duck Creek and Ponds 3 and 4 while using bottom bouncers with white, pink or green blades and worms. Walleye, perch and rainbows are all being caught between White Earth and Hole in the Wall while using bottom bouncers with pink, red or chartreuse blades and worms or red crankbaits. Fishing was a bit slow on the north end over the weekend. Shore fishing has been slow for all species. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Some nice rainbows continue to be picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam while using spinners, spoons, Rapalas, or crawlers from shore or by boat. Trolling cowbells between Black Sandy and York Bridge during the early morning hours is producing a few rainbows as well. A few Walleyes are being caught in 15-30 feet of water around York Bridge and the Causeway Arm while using various jigs and crawlers, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers with white, orange, or green spinner blades and crawler harnesses. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Walleye and perch fishing has been good in 10 to 20 feet of water during the morning or late evening hours around weed beds and points throughout the reservoir while using various jigs and crawlers, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers with white, chartreuse, or orange spinner blades. Some kokanee salmon are being picked up on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling Dodgers or flashers tipped with a spinner and shoepeg corn in deep water during the early morning hours. A few rainbows continue to be caught on the lower end of the reservoir during the early morning hours while trolling cowbells with a spinner combination and a crawler around 25 feet down in the water column. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Chris Hurley

Hauser and Holter Fisheries Technician

Fisheries Division

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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