Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.25.14
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught by boat anglers, using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite really slowed down this past week due to the current weather pattern.  Try fishing 20 to 45 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) from mid reservoir to the Dam. Yellow perch continue to be caught while chasing walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught around Riverside from both shore and boat.  Shore anglers are using worms while boat anglers are trolling dark colored crankbaits or jigs and a worm.  Rainbows are also being caught on cowbells between Devil’s Elbow and Lakeside.  The Causeway Bridge area has produced a few walleye and perch from shore while using a jig tipped with a worm. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is improving with the best action occurring from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells tipped with a worm. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye fishing has been decent around Cottonwood Creek and Split Rock on jigs and worms.  Perch continue to provide great action especially in 8 to 12 feet of water in bays or around weeds.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opens 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)






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