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Fishing Report For Helena

Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Nymphing is about the only thing going now. Bead head princes, pheasant tails, and copper johns should do the job.
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Flows are just under 500 cfs. A bead head prince in a size 12 might be the best option to catch fish. Other subsurface offerings could include pheasant tails, san juan worms, or copper johns.
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Flows are at about 520-530cfs. Pheasant tails, bead head prince, copper johns, and san juans should get you some action. Be alert for chunks of ice breaking loose and floating downstream.
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Trout can be caught on bead head prince nymphs, copper johns, pheasant tails, and san juans.
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Trout fishing has been good all over the reservoir. Jigging spoons like a swedish pimple or castmaster tipped with maggots will work. Maribou jigs, balance leeches, or powerbait are also good options. Perch fishing has been good between silos and hole in
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
The reservoir has been fishing well for trout. Jigging spoons or small jigs tipped with maggots will get them. Bait fishermen are catching fish on powerbait, crawlers, and spawn sacs.
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Nymphing is key right now. A bead head prince, pheasant tail, copper john, or san juan under an indicator will be your best chance.
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
There have been reports of perch being caught in the middle of east bay. Some pike cand trout are also being caught. Use extreme caution, as conditions can change rapidly.
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Fishing has slowed up a bit. Jigs and minnows continue to be best for walleye. Smelt on a tip up remains the go to for pike. Ice conditions are changing quickly, so be cautious.
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Fishing has been good, Ratsos and Ratfinkees are always good here. Jigging a small swedish pimple with a bead head nymph dropper can be deadly. Small jigging rapalas have been effective for those targeting brook trout. Ice conditions can change rapidly an
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Good trout and the occasional perch are being caught in the causeway. Tungsten jigs tipped with maggots will increase your odds of picking up a jumbo perch. A few walleye can be caught in the evenings, as well as some ling. Be careful, as ice conditions
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Some trout and the occasional jumbo perch are being caught in 6 to 7 feet of water. Small jigging raps and tungsten jigs tipped with maggots are best. A few big pike have also been caught recently with smelt and tip ups. Ice conditions change rapidly, so
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Some anglers are doing very well on kokanee. They have been suspended in 10 to 20 feet of water, green or pink jigs tipped with maggots is effective. Good numbers of small perch can be caught shallower in the deeper weeds. Be careful as ice conditions are
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Gates of the Mountains has been producing a few pike for those who seek them. Smelt on a tip up in 6 to 10ft of water is a good place to start looking. Perch fishing on the lake has been decent, but there have been reports of bad ice and some open water.
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Sparkly nymphs like a lightning bug or perdigon can be good. Sculping patterns, egg patterns, and small crayfish patterns can also produce.
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Very Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Nymphs with sparkle and color are good, lightning bugs and perdigons should do it. Hot bead nymphs will start getting hot soon, so stock up. Ling fishermen are doing well in the deep slow holes with cut bait.
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Fair
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Princes, pheasant tails, hares ears, and copper johns are catching fish. Watch out for ice flowing in the river.
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Pike are being caught on tip ups or jigging. Perch are being caught in the deeper weeds with small jigs and maggots. Be careful, ice conditions can change quickly and slush can make it hard to traverse the lake.
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Good
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Some big perch are being caught, a jigging spoon with a dropper or a small jigging rap with maggots is working. Trout are being caught in the top half of the water column on jigs or powerbait. Use extreme caution, as the ice conditions are getting worse e
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About Sportsman's Warehouse Helena

Open since 2013, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Helena, MT is near Mount Helena, Sleeping Giant Mountain, and Gates of the Mountain. National gunsmithing services are now available! If you like elk, deer, and pronghorn antelope hunting, we’re here to get you all set up with everything you need. If fishing is more your speed, we have all of your tackle to catch the trout or walleye that you’re after. We also carry plenty of supplies for camping, hiking the Mount Helena trail system, backpacking, kayaking, and rafting. Our shop services are available to spool reels, replace fishing rod tips, mount and boresight rifle scopes, cut arrows, tune bows in our 10-yard archery lane, and anything covered by your Firearm Service Plan. Whether it’s a cold, snowy winter or a warm summer day, we’ve got the seasonal accessories to fit your outdoor adventure. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out local events like the Last Chance Stampede Rodeo. We’re happy to help point you to local hotspots like the Missouri River, Lake Helena, Holter Lake, Hauser Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, and more!