Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Reports 8.5.19
By angelamontana

Posted: August 5, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for all species is slow as the water warms up and the fish move deeper.   Rainbows and walleye are being caught closer to shore in the early mornings and late evenings, but are moving to deeper water during the heat of the day.  Slow trolling bottom bouncers with pink spinners and tipped with a worm or leech seems to be producing the best action for both walleye and trout with an occasional perch being caught as well.  Try from the river mouth to White Earth in 25 to 40 feet of water.  The north end has been slow for walleye and rainbows.   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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

Holter:  A few rainbows are being caught from Departure Point and Log Gulch. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye are being caught in the canyon using bottom bouncers or jigs and leeches or silver crankbaits.  Perch fishing is getting good with some being caught around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 15 to 25 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena