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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.26.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are catching fish using cowbells, tipped with a worm, in 10 to 30 feet of water. Shore fishing for rainbows has been slow, but a few fish are being caught using worms or spoons at the Silos, Confederate Bay, and Duck Creek Bay.  Walleye fishing continues to be 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 been a good walleye tactic in 5 to 40 feet of water. A few yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye or using worms from shore near the Silos. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow action has been very good while trolling cowbells around the Black Sandy/White Sandy area and in the Causeway.  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 and below Canyon Ferry Dam while using jigs and worms.  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 rapalas from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  Rainbows are being caught from shore around Gates of the Mountains while using flies or worms. Perch and walleye fishing have slowed down with some being caught in 35 to 50 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena