Helena reports

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.19.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are having success using cowbells, tipped with a worm, in 10 to 30 feet of water. Shore fishing for rainbows has been slow, but the bite can pick up this time of year using worms or spoons at the Silos, Confederate Bay, and Duck Creek Bay.  Walleye fishing has been fair throughout the reservoir tolling worm harnesses, tipped with a worm, in 25 to 40 feet of water.  Fishing a jig, both standard and floating, has also been a good walleye tactic in 5 to 40 feet of water. A few yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye. A few smallmouth bass are being caught on the north end using plastic worms or jigs.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells in the Causeway and around the Black Sandy/White Sandy area.  Shore fishing is good at the Causeway Bridge while using worms, wooly buggers or Powerbait. Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught in the Causeway Arm while using jigs and worms in 8 to 15 feet of water or from shore.  A few walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge on jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells or silver colored crankbaits from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow. Perch are being caught throughout the reservoir in small bays, around weedbeds and from the docks at the boat ramps in 8 to 15 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught mixed in with the schools of perch. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena