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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.8.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing continues to be slow throughout the reservoir, but successful anglers are using cowbells tipped with worms or cranks in 20 to 50 feet of water. Shore fishing for rainbows continues to be slow throughout the reservoir. Walleye fishing has been excellent throughout the reservoir tolling worm harnesses or slow-death rigs, tipped with worms, in 15 to 50 feet of water.  Jigs, both standard and floating, tipped with a worm also continue to produce walleye reservoir-wide. A fair number of yellow perch continue to be caught from while trolling for walleye or using jigs, tipped with a worm, from shore.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Good rainbow action can be found in the mornings while trolling cowbells 25 feet deep around the Black Sandy and White Sandy area. Shore fishing is fair while using worms or marshmallows near the Causeway Bridge. Boat anglers are catching walleye in the Causeway Arm and around the El Dorado dredge piles on jigs and a leech in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Walleye fishing has provided some action from shore at the Causeway Bridge on jigs and a leech at night.  A few perch are being caught in the Causeway as well on jigs.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow action has slowed down with some being caught trolling cowbells in the mornings from Split Rock to Holter Dam at depths of 20 to 30 feet.  Shore fishing for rainbows has been fair around Gates of the Mountains on worms.  A few walleye are being caught around Gates of the Mountains, Split Rock, Cottonwood Creek and the bays by Holter Dam.  Most walleye are being caught on jigs and a worm or leech in 15 to 20 feet of water.  Perch are being caught throughout the reservoir in small bays and around weedbeds in 12 to 18 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena