Rainbow Trout Still Biting – Helena Montana Fishing Report
By Hookemharry

Posted: September 10, 2012

Canyon Ferry

Rainbow trout fishing continues to be good from Cemetery Island to White Earth trolling cranks (red, orange and green) or spoons (copper or silver) in 10 to 45 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been best early in the morning and late in the evening. Mid reservoir (Goose Bay to Confederate) to the dam is producing walleye while trolling worm harnesses in 10 to 30 feet of water. The south end waterfowl ponds continue to produce fish while trolling crank baits (silver, green and perch colored) and worm harnesses. Vertical jigging (black, orange, yellow and green) for walleye on bay points has been effective throughout the reservoir. Yellow perch continue to be caught throughout the reservoir. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena


Rainbow action is improving while trolling perch colored Rapalas around Black Sandy and shore fishing with worms at the Causeway Bridge. Some walleye are being caught around Riverside and in the Causeway while trolling crankbaits. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena


Rainbow fishing is very good while trolling cowbells or rapalas at 20 feet deep around Black Beach and Log Gulch. Black Beach and Departure Point have produced a few rainbows from shore while using worms. Walleye and perch fishing are fair with some being caught from Split Rock to the dam along the clay banks in 12 to 15 feet of water. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir

The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opened on September 1st and will run through October 31st. Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena