Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 2.25.19
By angelamontana

Posted: February 25, 2019

Canyon FerryRainbow trout fishing has been good near shore on the south end of the reservoir using ice jigs and flies tipped with worms or maggots. A few yellow perch and walleye continue to be caught in 35 to 40 feet of water out from Hole-in-the-Wall using Hali jigs or Swedish Pimples tipped with maggots. Ice conditions have been reported at 15 to 20 inches from south end of the reservoir to Confederate Bay and 10 to 12 inches near the dam.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Fishing is slow with not many people getting out due to the weather.  A few rainbows, perch and an occasional walleye are being caught in the Causeway on jigs and maggots or worms.   Rainbows are being caught near the surface with perch and walleye being caught just off the bottom.  The ice in the Causeway is 6 to 12 inches and Black Sandy has 12 inches of ice.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Perch are being caught in the area between he Prairie Dog Town and Indian Trail in 35 to 50 feet of water on jigs tipped with maggots.  An occasional rainbow is being caught as well. Holter has 10 inches of ice with a combination of slush and snow on top.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Kokanee action is slow with a few being caught while using jigs and maggots or corn at 20 feet below the ice in 25 to 35 feet of water.  Small perch are being caught consistently just off the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water throughout the reservoir.  There is 14 inches of ice.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena