Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14
By angelamontana

Posted: July 28, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite continues to be excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or leeches), crankbaits or slow death rigs (with worms or Gulp! Worms) and try jigging bay points (orange or perch colors), in 5 to 45 feet of water, from mid reservoir to the Dam. Walleye tend to move to deeper water this time of year.  A fair number of yellow perch are being caught while chasing walleye.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing has slowed down with some action happening around Black Sandy while trolling cowbells 20 to 25 feet deep in the mornings.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore at Riverside on worms or marshmallows.  Walleye fishing is good throughout the Causeway and also in Lake Helena while using bottom bouncers and a crawler.  The Causeway Bridge area has produced a few walleye from shore while using a jig and worm combination. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good in the lower reservoir from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells or orange and perch colored crankbaits 20 to 25 feet deep in the mornings. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Walleye fishing is good at night throughout the reservoir while using jigs and worms in 8 to 20 feet of water.  The best walleye action is occurring around Split Rock, Cottonwood Creek and the Sleeping Giant area.   Perch are everywhere with most fish being 7 to 8 inches in length.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey-Montana FWP)