Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.1.19
By angelamontana

Posted: April 1, 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:  A few rainbows are being caught in open water below Canyon Ferry Dam, at York Bridge and the Causeway on egg sacks or worms.  Boat ramps at Devil’s elbow and Riverside are open.  The only remaining accessible ice is at Black Sandy and that is deteriorating rapidly.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter:  A little bit of ice remains at Gates of the Mountains and ramp, but it should be very soon that the ramp is open and usable.  The lower reservoir does not have accessible ice and anglers should not attempt going out on it.  Rainbows are being caught in open water between shore and the receding ice pack while using worms, flies or spawn sacks.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Kokanee are being caught 10 to 20 feet below the ice on jigs and maggots or corn.  A few small perch are being caught just off the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water throughout the reservoir.  There is still 16 to 18 inches of good, fishable ice with slush on top.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena