Central Montana lakes are dominated by a series of reservoirs along the Missouri River around the town of Helena, MT. While Walleye and Perch draw most of the attention from anglers, good populations of Rainbows exist along with a few Browns.
Plentifully stocked each year and drawing anglers year-round, Canyon Ferry is one of the most heavily fished reservoirs in the region. During the summer months, when surface action slows, boating enthusiasts enjoy this 25-mile-long stretch of water, which includes an island offering overnight camping. Fly fishers have good fishing during the spring for rainbows around the marinas and campgrounds at the upper end of the lake.