Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.20.14
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 continue to catch fish using worms and/or marshmallows, Powerbait or bead head nymphs.  Fall walleye fishing is in full swing and fish are being caught, mostly on the north end or mid-reservoir, using worm harnesses, crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or perch colored).  Yellow perch continue to be caught.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good in the Causeway, around Riverside and between White Sandy and York Bridge while trolling cowbells or crankbaits.  Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge and at Riverside Campground on Powerbait, marshmallows or worms.  Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good throughout the reservoir while trolling cowbells or crankbaits.  Rainbows are being caught from shore while using worms or marshmallows at Departure Point, Holter Lake Ramp and Gates of the Mountains.  Perch fishing continues to be good on worms and jigs around Cottonwood Creek, Split Rock and the clay banks in the lower reservoir.   Walleye fishing is slow.  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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