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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.14.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using worms and boat anglers are doing well trolling spoons, cranks, and worm harnesses in 20 to 40 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cranks, worm harnesses, and slow-death rigs in 15 to 35 feet of water.  Vertical jigging on bay points, sunken islands, and shallow to deep transition zones continues to produce walleye reservoir-wide.  Quite a few yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye. Both worms and leeches are working well while searching for walleye and perch. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught in the mornings while trolling cowbells around White Sandy and Devil’s Elbow.   Shore anglers are catching a few below Canyon Ferry Dam while using marshmallows or worms.  A few nice perch and some walleye are being caught in the Causeway using jigs and worms or leeches. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing is good in the lower reservoir while trolling cowbells 20 to 30 feet deep.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch fishing is good around Cottonwood Creek, Split Rock and around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 12 to 15 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught mixed in with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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