Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.21.13
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cowbells, crankbaits or attractants, tipped with worms or maggots, around 20 feet. Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms, Powerbait, woolly buggers or bead head nymphs. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end and mid-reservoir using crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or perch colored). Yellow perch continue to be caught throughout the reservoir and shoreline anglers continue to catch fish near the Silos. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: All federal campgrounds and ramps are now open. Anglers continue to catch rainbows from both shore and boat. Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge, Black Sandy and Riverside on worms or Powerbait. Trolling cowbells around York Bridge and the Causeway has produced good results for rainbows. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: All federal campgrounds and ramps are now open. Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells or crankbaits throughout the reservoir. Rainbows have been caught from shore at Departure Point, Black Beach and around the Gates of the Mountains while using worms or Powerbait. Perch and walleye fishing are slow with reports of some small perch being caught around Cottonwood Creek. 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 – MFWP; Cover photo: freeadgo.com)






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