Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.7.13
By angelamontana

Posted: October 7, 2013

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir using cowbells or crawler harnesses, tipped with worms, at depths less than 20 feet. Shoreline anglers are catching a few using worms, Powerbait or bead head nymphs. Fall walleye fishing is in full swing and fish are being caught throughout the south end and mid-reservoir areas using worm harnesses or crankbaits. Green, yellow or perch colored jigs are also working well. Some yellow perch continue to be caught throughout the reservoir while searching for walleye and shoreline anglers are also catching fish near the Silos. The current reservoir level has 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 is very good from both shore and boat. Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge, Black Sandy and York Bridge on worms, marshmallows or wolly 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, crankbaits or flies around the Gates of the Mountains. 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 have really slowed down. 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 Troy Humphrey & Adam Strainer – MT FWP; Cover Photo: leesferry.com)

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