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

WalleyeKid

June 23, 2020 at 11:51 am

Canyon Ferry: A few rainbows are being caught on the north end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells or crankbaits 20 to 30 feet deep. The walleye bite is improving with the best action being mid-reservoir from White Earth to Crittendon and Goose Bay to Hellgate. The best action is using bottom bouncers or slow death rigs in white, green or blue in 20 to 30 feet of water. Jigs with worms or leeches are also catching a few. An occasional perch is being caught. The carp spawn has slowed down considerably. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being picked up by boat anglers. Most are trolling cowbells and wedding rings around Black Sandy, York Bridge and Devil’s Elbow. Walleye anglers are catching a few in the late evening hours from shore at the Causeway with slip bobbers and leeches or floating jigs. Anglers vertical jigging or trolling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses are doing pretty well in the Causeway Arm. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few walleyes and perch are being picked up by boat anglers around Cottonwood Creek. Most are having luck using slip bobbers and leeches or jigs and crawlers in shallow water. A few are also being picked up from the docks at the boat ramps while pitching jigs tipped with crawlers or leeches. A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or ford fenders and wedding rings between Black Beach and Split Rock. The cowbell tactic is also working in the Canyon around the Mann Gulch area for some nice rainbows. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Walleye Kid

June 30, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing is starting to provide a lot of action, especially along Ponds 1, 2 and 3 in 10 to 15 feet of water. Try using bottom bouncers with yellow, green or chartreuse spinners. Floating jig heads are working good as well. Shore anglers are catching walleye in Beaver Creek Bay near White Earth and around the Silos. Some perch are being picked up on the south end while using jigs and leeches. A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells at least 20 feet deep around the north end of the reservoir. An occasional rainbow is being caught from shore at White Earth. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Some nice rainbows are being caught near White Sandy by boat anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings. Shore anglers are catching a few rainbows around Black Sandy and below Canyon Ferry Dam using power bait or nightcrawlers. Walleye anglers are catching a few in the late evening hours from shore at the Causeway with slip bobbers and leeches or floating jigs. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few walleyes and perch are being picked up by boat anglers in the canyon near the Gates of the Mountains. Most are having luck using slip bobbers and leeches or jigs, bottom bouncers and crawlers. A few are also being picked up from the docks at the boat ramps while pitching jigs tipped with crawlers or leeches. Anglers fly fishing for trout are doing well with nymphs and an indicator around Gates of the Mountains as well. Boat anglers trolling cowbells or ford fenders and wedding rings on the lower end of the reservoir are picking up some nice rainbows. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Walleye Kid

July 14, 2020 at 3:57 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing is getting good and more consistent, especially mid reservoir around White Earth and Goose Bay in 10 to 15 feet of water while using Slow Death rigs, jigs or bottom bouncers with orange or chartreuse spinners. The Ponds are also producing walleye in 5 to 15 feet of water. Shore anglers are catching some walleye on jigs with a worm throughout the reservoir. A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or crankbaits 20 to 25 feet deep around White Earth and the north end. An occasional rainbow is being caught from shore while using worms around the Silos. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few nice rainbows are being caught near Black Sandy by boat anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings tipped with crawlers. Shore anglers targeting rainbows are doing well using power bait or crawlers below Canyon Ferry Dam. A few walleye are being picked up by anglers slip bobber fishing from shore at the Causeway and pitching jigs to shore from inside the Causeway Arm. Jigs tipped with leeches seem to be out performing crawlers lately. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow action slowed down a bit over the weekend however a few are being picked up in the lower end of the reservoir by anglers trolling cowbells or crankbaits. A few walleyes and perch are being picked up by boat anglers in the canyon near the Gates of the Mountains. Angers vertical jigging or pulling crawler harnesses are catching a few. Some nice walleyes are also being picked up while tolling bottom bouncers and vertical jigging near Cottonwood Creek. Anglers using slip bobbers and leeches are also catching some nice walleyes. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Walleye Kid

July 27, 2020 at 1:16 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing continues to be good mid-reservoir around White Earth and Goose Bay in 20 to 30 feet of water while using bottom bouncers or crankbaits with chartreuse and green being the colors of choice. The Ponds are also producing a few walleyes. A few rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or crankbaits 20 to 25 feet deep around White Earth and the north end. An occasional rainbow is being caught from shore while using worms around White Earth and Goose Bay. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few walleye are being picked up by anglers slip bobber fishing from shore at the Causeway and pitching jigs or trolling crawler harnesses inside the Causeway Arm. Anglers trolling cowbells and wedding rings tipped with crawlers around 15-20 feet down are catching some nice rainbows between York Bridge and White Sandy. Boat anglers are picking up a few walleye below Canyon Ferry Dam while pitching perch colored jigs along the shorelines near weed beds. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Some nice rainbows are showing up in the canyon near Gates of the Mountains. Anglers trolling cowbells or crankbaits above suspended fish are doing well. Anglers fishing weed beds are finding some nice perch while pitching small jigs tipped with crawlers into the weeds in 10 to 20 feet of water on the lower end of the reservoir. Walleye action has slowed a bit but a few walleyes are still being picked up while tolling bottom bouncers, running slip bobbers and leeches or vertical jigging near Cottonwood Creek and on the lower end of the reservoir. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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