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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.5.17
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry: A few rainbow trout are being caught from shore using worms, corn or Powerbait and boat anglers are having success trolling cowbells, spoons or cranks in 10 to 40 feet of water. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cranks, worm harnesses, and slow-death rigs, tipped with worms, in 15 to 30 feet of water.  Vertical jigging using worms on bay points and sunken islands is producing walleye throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Some rainbows are being caught in the mornings while trolling cowbells or deep diving crankbaits 20-30 feet deep around the mouth of the Causeway and White Sandy and in the Lakeside area.  Shore fishing is fair while using worms or Powerbait near Riverside and the Causeway Bridge. Some walleye are being caught in the Causeway Arm and around Spokane Bay on jigs and worms or leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water.  Some perch are being caught in the Causeway as well on jigs.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits in the mornings from Split Rock to Holter Dam at depths of 20 to 30 feet.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore on worms or Powerbait around Departure Point. Perch fishing continues to be good throughout the reservoir in small bays, around weedbeds and from the docks at the boat ramps in 8 to 12 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  A few walleye are being caught mixed in with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  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






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