Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.17.15
By angelamontana

Posted: August 18, 2015

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has slowed a bit, but a few anglers continue to catch fish from shore using worms or while trolling worm harnesses, tipped with night crawlers, throughout the south end of the reservoir. Walleye fishing has been good closer to sunrise and sunset, which is typical this time of year.  Anglers continue to have success trolling worm harnesses, tipped with worms or leeches, and crankbaits in 20 to 35 feet of water.  Jigging bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, is also producing walleye.  Some yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is improving with trout being caught while trolling cowbells or Thomas Lures in the mornings between Black Sandy and York Bridge. A few rainbows are showing up in the Causeway as well.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow with some action happening at Riverside on Powerbait. Walleye fishing has slowed down with a few being caught at the Causeway Bridge and in the Causeway Arm on jigs with a leech or worm.  A few perch are being caught in the Causeway as well.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is fair with the best action occurring in the mornings from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells at 20 to 30 feet deep.  Abundant perch are being caught on jigs and worms in 15 to 20 feet of water around weedbeds and bays in the lower half of the reservoir.  Some walleye are being caught mixed in with the schools of perch. Jigs and bottom bouncers in 8 to 12 feet of water seem to be working equally well for walleye.    Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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