Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.21.14
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  A few rainbow trout continue to be caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite has been very good with consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses, cranks or slow death rigs and try jigging bay points (orange or perch colors), in 5 to 45 feet of water, from mid reservoir to the Dam. Yellow perch are being caught while chasing walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has slowed down with some action happening around Black Sandy and White Sandy while trolling cowbells 20 to 25 feet deep in the mornings.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Black Sandy on worms or marshmallows.  Walleye fishing is good throughout the Causeway while using a jig tipped with a leech or worm.  Unfortunately most walleye are small.  The Causeway Bridge area has produced a few walleye from shore while using the jig and leech or worm combo as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells or yellow colored crankbaits 20 to 25 feet deep in the mornings. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye fishing is fair throughout the reservoir with the best action occurring around Split Rock, Cottonwood Creek and the Sleeping Giant area.   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)





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