Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice.
Hauser: Fishing has picked up a bit with rainbows being caught in the Causeway on jigs and maggots or worms in 6 to 8 feet of water. A few walleye are being caught in open water at the Causeway Bridge on jigs and worms. The ice in the Causeway is 8 to 14 inches and Black Sandy has 14 to 18 inches of ice. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter: Perch fishing is inconsistent with a few being caught around the Prairie Dog Town in 30 feet of water on jigs tipped with maggots. Rainbows are being caught in shallower water in bays in 6 to 8 feet of water. Holter has 12 to 16 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 in 30 feet of water. A few small perch are being caught just off the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water throughout the reservoir. There is 14 to 18 inches of ice. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena