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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.3.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are catching fish using cowbells, tipped with a worm, or rapalas in 10 to 20 feet of water. Shore fishing is decent while using worms or marshmallows around Confederate 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. 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 and Powerbait. Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught in the Causeway and at the Causeway Bridge on jigs and worms at night.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells or perch colored rapalas throughout the reservoir with the most consistent area being 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
Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Snagging action has picked up with most people catching a few fish; however, no one seems to be catching over ten fish.  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