Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.29.14
By angelamontana

Posted: September 29, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  A few rainbow trout continue to be caught mid-reservoir to the Dam using cowbells or other attractors, tipped with worms, at depths near 20 feet.  Shoreline anglers are catching rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows, at Magpie, Duck Creek and Confederate.  Walleye fishing has slowed, but some fish are being caught throughout the reservoir using worm harnesses’ or crankbaits.  Vertical jigging for walleye on bay points and shelf transitions continues to produce fish in 30+ feet of water.  Some yellow perch continue to be caught.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is very good in the Causeway and below Canyon Ferry Dam. Trolling cowbells or dark colored wooly buggers has produced the best action.  Shore anglers are catching rainbows at the Causeway Bridge and Riverside on Powerbait, marshmallows or spinners.  A few walleye are being caught at the Causeway Bridge and below Canyon Ferry Dam on jigs tipped with a worm. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good from the Oxbow Bend area to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits.  Rainbows are being caught from shore while 3using worms or spinners at Gates of the Mountains and Departure Point.  Perch are being caught in 15 to 25 feet of water in small bays between Split Rock and Holter Dam;   A few walleye are mixed in with the schools of perch.  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 – Montana FWP)


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