Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.13.14
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cowbells or flashers, tipped with worms, at approximately 20 feet.  Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms and/or marshmallows, Powerbait or bead head nymphs.  Fall walleye fishing is in full swing and fish are being caught mostly mid-reservoir using crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or perch colored).  Some yellow perch continue to be caught.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is very good in the Causeway and between White Sandy and York Bridge. Trolling cowbells or crankbaits has produced the best action.  Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge on Powerbait, marshmallows or worms.  A few walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge; especially after dark on jigs tipped with a worm. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is very good anywhere in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits.  Rainbows are being caught from shore while using worms at Departure Point.  Perch and walleye are being caught on worms and jigs around Cottonwood Creek, Split Rock and the clay banks in the lower reservoir.   A few kokanee are being caught around the docks at Holter Lake Ramp.  Pink or orange streamer flies are catching some kokanee; however, snagging is not allowed.  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 and Troy Humphrey – Montana FWP)






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