Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.20.15
By angelamontana

Posted: July 21, 2015

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has slowed down, but successful anglers are trolling cowbells, tipped with worms, in 10 to 40 feet of water and shoreline anglers are catching a few from shore using worms. Walleye fishing has been very good.  South end anglers are trolling worm harnesses (orange and green), tipped with night crawlers or leeches, and crankbaits (orange, green, and silver).  Jigging (perch colored) bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, continues to produce walleye. Yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye mostly on the south end of the reservoir.   Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells in the mornings around Black Sandy. Shore fishing is slow for rainbows with a few being caught on worms at Riverside. Good numbers of walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge and in the Causeway Arm on jigs with a leech.  Perch fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing has slowed down during the day, but anglers are doing good in the mornings around Split Rock and Black Beach while trolling cowbells.  Abundant perch are being caught on jigs and worms in 15 feet of water around weedbeds and in bays. Walleye fishing is good around the clay banks in Lower Holter, Cottonwood Creek and mixed in with the schools of perch.  Jigs and bottom bouncers seem to be working equally well for walleye.    Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena