Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.10.15
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are trolling cowbells, tipped with worms, in 20 to 40 feet of water and shoreline anglers continue to catch a few from shore using worms. The south end trout bite continues to be good using worm harnesses tipped with night crawlers. Walleye fishing is still good as the bite has moved to deeper water with typical late summer water temperatures.  Anglers are having success trolling worm harnesses in 20 to 35 feet of water, tipped with night crawlers or leeches, and crankbaits (orange, white, green, and silver) at similar depths.  Jigging bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, can also be good early morning or late evening this time of year for walleye. Some yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught while trolling cowbells in the mornings around Black Sandy. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow with some action happening at Riverside on Powerbait. Walleye fishing has been good at the Causeway Bridge and in the Causeway Arm on jigs with a leech or worm.  A few perch are being caught in the Causeway as well.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is fair with the best action occurring in the mornings from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells at 20 to 30 feet deep.  Abundant perch are being caught on jigs and worms in 20 to 25 feet of water around weedbeds and the mud line around the clay bluffs in lower Holter. Some walleye are being caught mixed in with the schools of perch. Jigs and bottom bouncers seem to be working equally well for walleye.    Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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