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Helena Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.17.16
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are catching fish from shore using worms and marshmallows at Confederate Bay, Kim’s Marina, and the Silos recreation area.  Walleye fishing has been slow throughout the reservoir, but tolling worm harnesses, tipped with a worm, in 25 to 40 feet of water is working for a few anglers.  No report for yellow perch. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow action continues to be very good from both shore and boat.  Boat anglers are finding success while trolling cowbells around the Black Sandy/White Sandy area and in the Causeway.  Shore anglers are finding success 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 very good throughout the reservoir with the best action being while trolling cowbells or crankbaits 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 are being caught in 40 to 50 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Snagging action has gotten really good with most anglers catching over ten fish.  Several limits have been reported.  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