Helena Recreation Report Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 1.22.16
By angelamontana

Posted: January 22, 2016


Geese season will end January 27th. The remaining hunting will be Bobcat until February 15th, Wolf until March 15th, and winter Mountain Lion with use of hounds until April 14th. Don’t forget you can put in for the 2016 Supertag at only $5.00 a chance, for the hunt of a lifetime.


ICE REPORT: Please take precautions and continue to check ice thickness. Stay safe!

Causeway: Ice is solid about 8-10 inches of ice.   We’ve had a few of our guys out already and they hooked up on Ling, Perch, and trout.  Trout bite was particularly hot, ling will continue to pick-up throughout the winter. We’d recommend using some Swedish Pimples tipped with worms or smelt (smelt will be the go to for ling).  With colder weather this week ice should start forming but please be extra careful as ice conditions are subject to change.

Holding Reservoir: also is starting to ice over with about 8-10” of ice.  Fishing has been okay—continue jigging Swedish Pimples tipped with smelt. Salmon fishing is slow but the perch bite has been hot.

Canyon Ferry: Ice is pretty solid on the south end, about 10-12” of ice.  Fishing has been okay for perch and trout have been very productive from the silos down.  Suspended maggots on tip-ups have been the ticket.

Holter Lake: The perch bite is on again and its hot. Some are calling it a perchocalypse—honestly there is a scary amount of fishermen out at Holter.  If you’re after some great fillets follow the crowd to Holter—the bite is on!

(Report via Ryan Corwin – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors)

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