Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.26.19
By angelamontana

Posted: August 26, 2019
Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for all species continues to be slow.   The best action for walleye, perch and rainbows has been mid reservoir around Duck Creek and Confederate while using bottom bouncers with a worm or perch colored crankbaits in 10-15 feet of water.  The area south of the Silos is producing walleye as well.  In addition to being caught with walleye tackle some rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells.  A few perch are being caught while jigging with worms in bays around White Earth. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
 
Hauser:  Walleye are being caught in the Causeway, around the El Dorado dredge piles, and York Bridge on jigs tipped with a leech or crankbaits.  A few perch were also caught in the Causeway on jigs and leeches.  Rainbow fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
 
Holter:  Perch fishing is good from Cottonwood Creek to the dam, with the best action being around the docks and weed beds in 10 to 15 feet of water on jigs and worms. An occasional walleye is being caught by anglers targeting perch.  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught while night fishing along the cliffs from Black Beach to Split Rock.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
 
Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opens on September 1st and will run through October 31st.  Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena