Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.11.14
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  A few rainbow trout continue to be caught by boat anglers near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms.  Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms from shore at Magpie, Confederate and Duck Creek.  The walleye bite continues to be good throughout the reservoir.  Try fishing 20 to 25 feet of water trolling worm harnesses (with worms or leeches), crankbaits or slow death rigs (with worms or Gulp! Worms) and try jigging bay points (orange or perch colors), in 5 to 45 feet of water, from mid reservoir to the Dam. For walleye, try a little deeper this time of year, but don’t overlook the shallow south end as it continues to produce fish.  Some nice yellow perch are being caught while chasing walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught from shore at Riverside on worms or Powerbait and from boat while jigging with worms or trolling olive colored crankbaits.  Walleye and a few perch are being caught in the Causeway while using jigs and leeches.  The Causeway Bridge area has produced a few walleye from shore while using a jig and worm combination. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good in the upper reservoir around Gates of the Mountains while trolling cowbells tipped with a worm. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye fishing is good with the best catches occurring at night around Split Rock using jigs and worms in 8 to 20 feet of water.  Perch are everywhere with most fish being 7 to 8 inches in length.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey- Montana FWP)






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