Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.9.19
By angelamontana

Posted: September 9, 2019

Canyon Ferry:  The cool, stormy weather has slowed walleye and perch fishing down.  A few walleye ae being caught around Duck Creek and south towards the ponds in 20 to 35 feet of water.  The walleye are being caught on chartreuse or green crankbaits and bottom bouncers with red or purple harnesses.  With the cooler weather the rainbow bite has picked up from both shore and boat.  Rainbows are biting on worms or crayfish colored lures.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Walleye are being caught in the Causeway arm and below Canyon Ferry Dam on jigs tipped with a leech or crankbaits.   Rainbows are being caught at the Causeway on worms and wooly buggers. Trolling cowbells tipped with worms around White Sandy and Black Sandy is also producing a few rainbows. Chris Hurley, 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 12 to 20 feet of water on jigs and worms. An occasional walleye is being caught by anglers targeting perch.  Rainbows are being caught throughout the lower lake trolling cowbells and wedding rings. Early morning fishing from Departure Point Beach is also producing some rainbows.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena