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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 10.22.18
By angelamontana

Posted: October 23, 2018

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using jigs and/or worms and bead head nymphs (fly fishing) at the Silos and Hellgate Bay. Walleye are being caught trolling worm harnesses in 20-35 feet of water throughout the south end of the reservoir. No report for yellow perch.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing continues to be good while trolling cowbells around White Sandy, the Causeway and Spokane Bay.  Shore fishing is producing rainbows at the Causeway Bridge and York Bridge on worms, Powerbait or dark streamer flies.   Walleye and perch fishing are slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing was a little off this past weekend with some being caught while trolling cowbells, Thomas Lures or Wooly Buggers in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to the dam and around Cottonwood Creek.  Rainbows are being caught from shore at Departure Point and Gates of the Mountains while using worms. A few perch are being caught in 35 feet of water on jigs and a worm.  Walleye fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon will run through October 31st.  Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena