Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.7.15
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has picked up from shore using worms or while trolling crankbaits or cowbells, tipped with night crawlers, mostly on the north end of the reservoir. Walleye fishing has slowed with recent cooler water temperatures, but look for things to pick up again this fall.  Successful anglers are trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, and crankbaits in 15 to 25 feet of water.  Jigging bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, has also produced a few walleye.  Yellow perch can be found, both trolling and from shore, throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells around Black Sandy and Spokane Creek.  A few rainbows are being caught around Riverside from shore while using worms. Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught in the Causeway on jigs with a leech or worm. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells tipped with a worm or crankbaits from Split Rock to Holter Dam. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch fishing continues to good in 12 to15 feet of water in bays or off of the boat docks at Holter Lake and Log Gulch ramps. 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 opened on September 1st and will run through October 31st.  Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena





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