Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.12.19
By angelamontana

Posted: August 12, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for all species continues to be slow.   Recent storms have brought walleye closer to shore. Trolling bottom bouncers with blue or pink spinners and tipped with a worm or leech in 10-15 feet of water seems to be producing the best action for walleye with an occasional perch being caught as well.  Chartreuse crankbaits are also producing a few walleye.  The most action is occurring from Goose Bay south to the ponds.  Rainbow boat fishing is slow.  A few perch are being caught while jigging with worms in bays around White Earth. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Shore fishing for rainbows and perch has been slow. A few rainbows are being picked up below Canyon Ferry Dam.  Walleyes are being caught in the Causeway arm using jigs tipped with a leech or crawlers.  Walleye are also being caught from shore at the Causeway Bridge.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few rainbows are starting to show up night fishing along the cliffs from Black Beach to Split Rock. Walleye are being caught near Mann Gulch and Cottonwood Creek using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches. Fishing leeches on slip bobbers 6-10 feet down is also working well. Perch fishing is getting good with some being caught around the docks and weed beds in 10 to 15 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena