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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 3.25.19
By angelamontana

Posted: March 25, 2019
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.
Canyon FerryNo Report
Hauser:  Rainbows being caught in the Causeway on jigs and maggots or worms 4 to 6 feet below the ice.   A few rainbows are being caught below Canyon Ferry Dam on egg sacks or 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:  Rainbows fishing is getting good through the ice at Gates of the Mountains, Holter Lake Ramp and Log Gulch on jigs and worms.  Perch fishing is inconsistent with a few being caught around the Prairie Dog Town and Indian Trail in 30 feet of water on jigs tipped with maggots.  Holter has 10 to 16 inches of ice with a combination of slush and snow on top and is starting to pull away from shore in spots.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Kokanee action is picking up with some being caught while using jigs and maggots or corn in 25 to 35 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 with slush on top.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena