Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.14.13
By angelamontana

Posted: October 15, 2013

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cowbells or attractants, tipped with worms, in approximately 25 feet of water. Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms, Powerbait or bead head nymphs. Fall walleye fishing is in full swing and fish are being caught mostly around mid-reservoir areas using crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or perch colored). Yellow perch continue to be caught throughout the reservoir while searching for walleye and shoreline anglers are also catching fish near the Silos. Current reservoir level have made some boat launches inaccessible, so please proceed with caution. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: All federal campgrounds and ramps are closed. The rainbow bite continues to be good from both shore and boat. Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge on worms, marshmallows or wooly buggers. Trolling cowbells or crankbaits around Black Sandy and the Causeway has produced good results for rainbows. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: All federal campgrounds and ramps are closed. Rainbow fishing is very good while trolling cowbells or crankbaits throughout the reservoir. Rainbows have been caught from shore at Departure Point and around the Gates of the Mountains while using worms or Powerbait. Perch and walleye fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opened on September 1st and will run through October 31st. Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey – FWP; Cover photo: ebedadonai.blogspot.com)

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