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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Helena fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Helena water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Montana
Latitude:
46.695087
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Lewis and Clark
Longitude:
-111.934123
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Other
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2015-04-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
BOAT LAUNCH IS VERY SHALLOW. HARD FOR LARGER BOATS TO PUT IN AND TAKE OUT. I FISHED THE LAKE ON FRIDAY APRIL 10TH. WALLEYE WERE BITING ON RAPALAS AND BOTTOM BOUNCERS WITH WORM HARNESS. aLL FISH CAUGHT WERE 12 TO 18 INCHES. THE BIG SPAWNING FEMALES ARE HARD TO FIND.
Lake Helena Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
66 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Lake Helena Smallmouth Bass Rating:
0
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 66. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Helena Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Lake Helena Walleye Rating:
3.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Lake Helena Catfish Rating:
0
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Helena White Bass Rating:
0
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Helena Trout Rating:
4
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:04 MST

Sunset:

21:04 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full