Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.28.13
By angelamontana

Posted: October 28, 2013

*NOTE: This is the FINAL fishing report for the following Helena area waters for the season. Winter fishing reports will resume approximately January 1st

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to be caught from shore using worms, spoons or crankbaits. A few walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir using crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or perch colored), but very few anglers were surveyed. Some yellow perch have been caught throughout the reservoir and shoreline anglers continue to catch fish near the Silos. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser: All federal campgrounds and ramps are now open. Anglers continue to catch rainbows from both shore and boat. Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge, Black Sandy and Riverside on worms or Powerbait. Trolling cowbells around York Bridge and Black Sandy continues to produce good results for rainbows. Walleye and perch fishing are slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: All federal campgrounds and ramps are now open. Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits throughout the reservoir. Rainbows have been caught from shore at Departure Point, Black Beach and around the Gates of the Mountains while using worms or Powerbait. Fly anglers at near the Gates have been successful using leech patterns. Small perch and a few walleye were reported around Cottonwood Creek. 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; Cover photo: missoulianangler.com)

New Podcast!