Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.31.15
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing continues to be good from shore using worms or while trolling crankbaits or cowbells, 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 10 to 40 feet of water.  Jigging bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, continues to produce walleye.  Some yellow perch continue to be caught, both trolling and from shore, throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught on cowbells around Black Sandy.  A few rainbows are being caught around Riverside from shore while using worms. 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. 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 or crankbaits. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch fishing continues to good in 12 to15 feet of water in bays or around weedbeds. Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught mixed in with the schools of perch.  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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