Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.23.19
By angelamontana

Posted: September 23, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  As walleye fishing is slowing down the rainbow bite is picking up.  Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or perch, pink, purple or red colored crankbaits near White Earth, Duck Creek and Hellgate.  A few rainbows are being picked up from shore on worms or crankbaits.  Walleye action is slow with a few being caught from White Earth to Hellgate on crankbaits or bottom bouncers in 8 to 15 feet of water.  An occasional perch is being caught from shore around the Silos.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

HauserRainbows have been on the bite. Fishing from shore at the Causeway has been productive. Various flies are catching a few and the standard worms and marshmallow rig is also working well. Most boat fisherman are having success trolling cowbells tipped with worms around White Sandy and Black Sandy. Riverside Campground area has also been producing a few rainbows from shore with the same equipment. Walleye and Perch fishing has been pretty slow.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  A few rainbows have been picked up fishing from shore around Departure Point with plain crawlers. Boat anglers have been having success trolling cowbells tipped with crawlers or Rapalas around the lower lake. The Perch bite has slowed a little but there’s still some being picked up around Mann Gulch and Sleeping Giant areas to the dam, with the best action being around weed beds in 12 to 30 feet of water on jigs and worms. An occasional walleye is being caught by anglers targeting perch.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena