Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 1.12.15
By angelamontana

Posted: January 13, 2015

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught from White Earth to Pond 4.  Successful anglers are using jigs in a rainbow of colors, dark woolly buggers or ice flies tipped with worms or maggots. Yellow perch, as well as a few small walleye, are being caught between the Silos and Duck Creek Bay in 30 to 40 feet of water.  Swedish pimples and Hali jigs, tipped with maggots, worms or perch eyes, continue to produce the best results.  Ice conditions have been reported at 12 to 15-inches from Hole-in-the-Wall to Pond 4, 5 to 7-inches mid-reservoir, and 3 to 5-inches on the north end.  Please use caution this time of year.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is good in the Causeway while using jigs and maggots 6 to 12 feet below the ice.  A few perch and walleye are being caught as well.  There is 4 to 10 inches of ice in the Causeway and 6 to 8 inches around Black Sandy.

Holter:  Rainbow and perch fishing has been very good.  Rainbows are being caught on jigs and maggots in the bay at Holter Ramp and between Log Gulch and Departure Point.  Perch are being caught at Log Gulch and Departure Point in 20 to 30 feet of water on jigs and maggots or worms.  There is 6 inches of ice around Log Gulch, Departure Point and Holter Ramp.

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Kokanee fishing is slow.  A few small perch are being caught, but action is slow.  There is 10 inches of ice.

(Report by Adam Strainer Montana FWP)