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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.13.18
By angelamontana

Posted: August 13, 2018

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught by boat anglers using worm harnesses throughout the south end and cowbells or spoons near the dam and at Hellgate. Walleye and yellow perch continue to be caught at Hellgate, Goose Bay, and the Silos trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, in 10 to 40 feet of water. In addition, walleye and perch are being caught from shore throughout the reservoir in 5 to 30 feet of water using worms and/or jigs (standard and floating) tipped with worms.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore anglers are catching a few rainbows below Canyon Ferry Dam while using worms.  Rainbow fishing from a boat is slow with the best bet being trolling cowbells between Riverside and Lakeside. Fishing for walleye continues to be good in the Causeway on jigs and worms or leeches; however most fish are small. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good at night 8 to 20 feet deep while using jigs and worms around Black Beach and Split Rock. A few are being caught in the early morning while trolling cowbells in the lower reservoir.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch are being caught from Log Gulch to Juniper Bay on jigs and a worm  in 20 to 30 feet of water.  Some walleye are being caught in the Gates of the Mountains canyon and off the clay banks and bays by the dam while casting jigs or crankbaits into shore.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena