Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.6.18
By angelamontana


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught by boat anglers using worm harnesses throughout the south end and cowbells or spoons on the north end. Walleye and yellow perch continue to be caught mid-reservoir to the south end 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 or marshmallows.  Boat fishing for rainbows is slow with the best bet being trolling cowbells around the White Sandy/Black Sandy area in the early morning or trolling crankbaits between Riverside and Spokane Bay. A few perch and numerous small walleye are being caught in the Causeway on jigs and worms or leeches. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is very good at night 8 to 20 feet deep while using jigs and worms around Black Beach, Split Rock and Holter Lake Ramp. 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 in the canyon around Gates of the Mountains and at Sleeping Giant in 20 to 30 feet of water.  Perch are also being caught in the lower reservoir in 10 to 20 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Some nice walleye are being caught off the clay banks and bays by the dam while jigging with a worm.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena






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