Rainbow Fishing Good on Hauser and Holter – Helena Area Fishing Report

Canyon Ferry

Rainbow fishing has slowed a bit throughout the reservoir. Mid reservoir has been best while trolling cranks (silver, red and perch colored) or spoons (copper or brass) in 10 to 40 feet of water. Walleye fishing continues to be best early in the morning and late in the evening. Mid reservoir, especially between Goose Bay, Duck Creek and Round Top remains consistent for walleye trolling worm harnesses in 15 to 40 feet of water. However, the south end of the reservoir continues to be the story of the summer by consistently producing walleye in 6 to 12 feet of water while trolling worm harnesses (copper, pink and green blades) tipped with worms or leeches. Vertical jigging (black, brown, yellow and orange) for walleye on bay points has been effective between Confederate and the dam. Quite a few yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser Lake

Rainbow action is fair with a few being caught while trolling cowbells in deep water around Black Sandy, Lakeside or in theRiverside area. Rainbows are being caught at Riverside from shore on jigs and worms. Some walleye are being caught in the Causeway while using jigs tipped with worms or leeches. Both trolling and shore fishing have had good results with a few perch being caught as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter Lake

Rainbow fishing continues to be good while trolling cowbells or rapalas at 15 to 25 feet deep in the mornings around Holter Dam. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow. Walleye fishing is still a bit slow, but using jigs tipped with a worm or leech at 12 to 15 feet deep in lower reservoir bays and around Holter Dam is producing some fish. Perch are being caught while searching for walleye. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Speaking of Holter Lake here is a video the MORS crew shot last year: