Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.3.15
By angelamontana

Posted: August 4, 2015

Canyon Ferry:  On the north end, rainbow trout anglers are trolling cowbells, tipped with worms, in 20 to 40 feet of water and shoreline anglers are catching a few from shore using worms. The south end trout bite continues to be good fishing worm harnesses tipped with night crawlers. Walleye fishing continues to be good, but the bite is headed to deeper water with warmer, late summer water temperatures.  Anglers are having success trolling worm harnesses, tipped with night crawlers or leeches, and crankbaits (orange, white, green, and silver).  Jigging bay points, mid-reservoir to the dam, also continues to produce walleye. Yellow perch are being caught mid-reservoir and throughout the south end of the reservoir.   Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught while trolling cowbells in the mornings around Black Sandy and White Sandy. Shore fishing for rainbows is slow with some action happening at Riverside on worms. Some small walleye and a few perch are being caught at the Causeway Bridge and in the Causeway Arm on jigs with a leech or worm.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is fair with a few being caught in the mornings from Split Rock to Holter Dam while trolling cowbells at 20 to 25 feet deep.  Abundant perch are being caught on jigs and worms in 18 to 20 feet of water around weedbeds and the mud line around the clay bluffs in lower Holter. Some walleye are being caught mixed in with the schools of perch. Jigs and bottom bouncers seem to be working equally well for walleye.    Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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