Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.24.15
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing picked up this past week from shore using worms or while trolling worm harnesses, tipped with night crawlers, throughout the reservoir. Walleye fishing remains consistent in the mornings and late evenings.  Anglers continue to have success trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, and crankbaits in 20 to 35 feet of water.  Jigging bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, continues to produce walleye.  Some yellow perch are being caught, both trolling and from shore, throughout the reservoir.  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 Black Sandy.  Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught 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 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 in 8 to12 feet of water.  Perch continue to provide great action especially in 15 to 18 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 via Montana FWP)






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