Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the Missouri River near Helena, MT and Townsend, MT. It is Montana's third largest body of water, covering 35,181 acres (142 km˛) and 76 miles (122 km) of shore. The dam was completed in 1954 and has been used for electricity, irrigation, and flood controls since. It is a popular outdoor destination amongst those in southwestern Montana providing boating, fishing, and is nestled against the Big Belt Mountains of the Rocky Mountains.
Rainbow trout are cruising north-end shorelines and fishing has been fair throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well at traditional access points using worms, spawn sacks or various beadhead nymphs. Inclement weather has kept most boat anglers at bay and there has been no report from anglers searching for walleye, perch or ling. — FWP, Helena.
The rainbow trout action remains strong. The shoreline fishing has slowed down, but some continue to catch trout using flies, worms, Power bait and other lures.
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