Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.29.13
By angelamontana

Posted: July 29, 2013

Canyon Ferry: Fish are moving deeper with sustained warm water temperatures. Rainbow trout are being caught mid-reservoir to the Dam trolling attractors, tipped with worms, at depths from 20 to 35 feet or by using worms and/or marshmallows from shore. A steady walleye bite continues throughout the reservoir. Fish from the south end to mid-reservoir by trolling worm harnesses, cranks or slow death rigs, tipped with worms or leeches, and try jigging bay points, in 10 to 45 feet of water, from mid reservoir to the Dam. A few large perch are being caught. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

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Hauser: Rainbow fishing is fair with a few being caught in the mornings around Devil’s Elbow and White Sandy while trolling cowbells 25 to 35 feet deep. A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Black Sandy and Riverside on worms or marshmallows. Walleye fishing is good throughout the Causeway and at Devil’s Elbow while using a jig tipped with a leech or worm. The Causeway Bridge area has produced a few walleye from shore while using the jig and leech combo as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing is fair in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells deep or while using jigs tipped with a worm after dark. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow. Walleye fishing is slow throughout the reservoir with the best action occurring around Split Rock and Cottonwood Creek. Using jigs or bottom bouncing has been equally productive in 10 to 15 feet of water. A good perch bite is occurring in shallow bays and around weed-beds. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey – Montana FWP; Cover Photo: pubpages.unh.edu)