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Dave Sedlock

Dave Sedlock

April 21, 2024 at 1:32 pm

Canyon Ferry: The rainbow trout bite is really picking up throughout the reservoir as fish are cruising the shorelines. Rainbows are being caught from shore at the Silos, Goose Bay, Shannon, the Outhouse and Magpie while using bead head nymphs, egg sacks, worms or spinners. There reservoir is ice-free, and all the ramps are accessible. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbows are cruising the shorelines and anglers are catching some nice fish around the boat ramp at York Bridge while using egg patterns, spawn sacks, beads, wooly buggers, and leech patterns. A few rainbows are being picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam while using plain nightcrawlers. A few walleye are being caught on Lake Helena while trolling crankbaits. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are cruising the shorelines and a lot of fish are being caught at the Gates of the Mountains area, Departure Point, Log Gulch, and the BLM boat ramp near the Dam. Most anglers are using egg patterns, beads, wooly buggers, and San Juan worms. Some are having luck using night crawlers, spawn sacks, and power bait. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Christopher Hurley | Fisheries Technician

Region 4 | Fisheries Division

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

930 Custer Avenue West

Helena, MT 59620

Office: (406) 495-3272

Dave Sedlock

Dave Sedlock

May 8, 2024 at 8:47 pm

Canyon Ferry: Rainbows are still being caught by shore anglers on the north end at Chinamen’s and Shannon and at Duck Creek while using black nymphs and flies or the basic hook and worm. Boat anglers caught rainbows around Cemetery Island and the Outhouse while using jigs or crankbaits. Walleyes are being caught on various colored crankbaits between Pond 1 and Pond 3. A few walleyes are being caught from shore at the north Silos ramp on worms. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: The walleye bite on Lake Helena has been good while trolling perch-colored crankbaits or bottom bouncers with walleye spinners and leeches. Rainbow fishing continues to be productive from shore near the boat ramp at York Bridge and from the Causeway Bridge while using egg patterns, beads, wooly buggers, San Juan worms or night crawlers and a marshmallow. A few rainbows are also being picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam while using nightcrawlers or power bait. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing continues to be great on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling crankbaits or cowbells, and along the shorelines at the BLM boat ramp and Log Gulch boat ramp while using egg patterns, beads, wooly buggers, San Juan worms, or nightcrawlers and a marshmallow. A few perch are being picked up while vertical jigging with small jigs tipped with worms in 25 to 35 feet of water inside the Canyon and around the Oxbow bend area. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Christopher Hurley | Fisheries Technician

Region 4 | Fisheries Division

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

930 Custer Avenue West

Helena, MT 59620

Office: (406) 495-3272

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  1. Dave Sedlock

    Canyon Ferry: Rainbows are still being caught by shore anglers on the north end at Chinamen’s and Shannon and at…

  2. Dave Sedlock

    Canyon Ferry: The rainbow trout bite is really picking up throughout the reservoir as fish are cruising the shorelines. Rainbows…