When you need a break from your rifle, pick up your fishing pole!
Here is what Eric Roberts, a Helena Area Fish Biologist of the FWP, had to report for this week’s Helena reservoirs fishing report:
It may be hunting season, but there’s still some great late-season fishing out there!
Canyon Ferry: Rainbow fishing is pretty good throughout the reservoir. Boat anglers are doing well around Duck Creek and Confederate trolling cowbells or cranks 10-20 feet deep. Shore anglers are seeing some action on worms and marshmallows at the Silos, Confederate, and White Earth. Walleye fishing has been hit or miss, with a few fishing hitting cranks or bottom bouncers around Duck Creek and Hole in the Wall. The bite seems to pick up a bit after a couple days of sunshine. A few perch have also been reported around White Earth and Hole in the Wall. FWP, Helena
Hauser: Both shore and boat anglers are catching rainbows. Most action for shore anglers has been on crawlers at York Bridge and the Causeway. Boaters are doing well trolling cowbells or crankbaits around Black Sandy and Devil’s Elbow. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. FWP, Helena
Holter: Rainbow fishing is very good while trolling cowbells or Rapalas in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to Holter Dam. Shore fishing for rainbows has been good as well around Departure Point and Black Beach while using worms. Walleye and Perch fishing are slow. FWP, Helena
Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: Snagging season for kokanee salmon runs through October 31.