Rainbow Trout

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.10.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are catching fish using cowbells, tipped with a worm, or cranks in 10 to 20 feet of water. Shore fishing is decent while using worms or marshmallows around Confederate 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, continues to produce fish throughout the reservoir. A few yellow perch are being caught from shore using worms 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 and below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms, marshmallows, wooly buggers or 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 and around Gates of the Mountains.  Rainbows are being caught from shore around Gates of the Mountains and Departure Point while using flies or worms. Perch and walleye fishing have really slowed down with some being caught in 35 to 50 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena