Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.2.13
By angelamontana

Posted: September 3, 2013

Canyon Ferry: Fishing has been consistent throughout the reservoir. Rainbow trout continue to be caught mid-reservoir to the Dam trolling attractors, tipped with worms, at depths at or below 20 feet. Shoreline anglers are catching some rainbows using worms or spoons. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end and mid-reservoir areas using slow-death rigs or worm harnesses, at varying depths, but start your search around 20 feet. Jigging for walleye over shelf transitions and bay points, from mid reservoir to the Dam, is producing some fish. Yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Anglers have been catching rainbows throughout the lake while trolling cowbells, Thomas lures or a variety of spinners. The best action has been fishing deep in the early morning hours. Shore fishing for rainbows has been slow. Walleye action is fair around Lakeside and Spokane Creek while using bottom bouncers with a worm. Shore action for walleye is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows are being caught at night while using jigs with a worm between Split Rock and Black Beach. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow with a few being caught on worms. A lot of small walleye and perch are being caught around weed beds and small bays throughout the reservoir. Jigs tipped with a worm have provided the most consistent results. 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

(Report by Adam Strainer & Troy Humphrey – Montana FWP; Cover Photo: northwesttrout.com)