Helena Recreation Report Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (2.12.16)
By angelamontana

Posted: February 12, 2016

Fishing:

ICE REPORT: Please take precautions and continue to check ice thickness. Stay safe!

Causeway: Ice is solid about 8-12 inches of ice.   Across from White Sandy has 10”-15” of ice. Trout bite was particularly hot.  We’d recommend using some Swedish Pimples tipped with worms or smelt (smelt and glow hooks will be the go to for ling).  With colder weather this week ice should start forming but please be extra careful as ice conditions are subject to change.

Holding Reservoir: Fishing has been okay—continue jigging Swedish Pimples tipped with smelt. Salmon fishing is productive and the perch bite has been decent.  Ice is about 8-10” thick.

Canyon Ferry: Ice is pretty solid, about 10-12” of ice near silos and confederate has about 7-10” of ice.  Fishing has been good for perch and trout have been productive from the silos down.  Suspended maggots on tip-ups have been the ticket.

Holter Lake: Ice is pretty is pretty thin a bit, <5” of ice in most places.