Fort Peck producing walleyes

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.8.20
By angelamontana

Posted: September 8, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye action is still good while using bottom bouncers or jigs in 20 to 30 feet of water with green, chartreuse, yellow or pink being the colors of choice.  On the west shore try from Hole-in-the-wall to White Earth and on the east shore try from Snaggy Bay to Pond 1.  Some perch are being caught while fishing for walleyes.  Some walleye, perch and trout are being caught at Confederate and the north point of the Silos from shore on worms. Rainbow fishing is improving with a few being caught while trolling crankbaits, spoons or cowbells 20 feet deep on the north end and from White Earth north along the west shoreline.  Rainbows are also being caught from shore at Yacht Basin, Pond 4 and Snaggy Bay on worms or Powerbait.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser A few rainbows are being picked up around White Sandy and Black Sandy while out trolling cowbells with wedding rings above suspended fish. Shore anglers are picking up a few rainbows around Black Sandy as well with plain crawlers and marshmallows. Very few walleye were seen over the weekend and a lot of folks were just out boating and having a good time.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Perch action is still pretty good. Anglers are doing well in the canyon around Mann Gulch and near Cottonwood Creek. Pitching jigs around weed beds in 12-20 feet of water is producing some nice perch. Small green and black jigs tipped with crawlers are working well. Anglers trolling crankbaits from Black Beach to Split Rock are picking up some nice rainbow trout. Fire Tiger colored crankbaits are working well. Walleye fishing was slow over the weekend with a lot of folks just out recreating.   Chris Hurley, 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.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena