Helena Reservoir Fishing Report

Helena Area Reservoir’s Fishing Report
By Matt Schauer

Posted: January 3, 2012

Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice.

Canyon Ferry: Open water conditions exist throughout the reservoir. However, ice conditions of 3”- 10” have been reported between the Silos and Pond 4 and a few rainbows are being caught using ice flies or jigs tipped with worms. No fishing report for yellow perch or walleye. Unseasonably warm temperatures remain in the forecast, so be safe out there. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows are being caught at the Causeway on jigs and worms. No report for perch or walleye. There is 4” of ice out from the Causeway Bridge, but it is extremely unstable. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Open water throughout the reservoir. No fishing report. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: Kokanee fishing has been very slow. There is 7”-8” of ice. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Report provided by Adam Strainer, Fisheries Technician from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks