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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 2.29.16
By angelamontana

Posted: March 1, 2016

This will be the final fishing report until FWP’s creel starts back up in mid April

Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs.  Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water.  Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice.

Canyon Ferry:  Ice conditions have deteriorated, especially along shore, throughout the reservoir.  Please proceed with caution. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Ice at Black Sandy has receded to 6 inches and will soon be too unstable to access.  Open water anglers are doing good for rainbows from both shore and boat.  Shore fishing has been the best around the Causeway Bridge, Riverside and York Bridge while using egg sacks, worms or marshmallows.  Boat anglers are doing very well for rainbows while casting jigs with a worm around Riverside, Lakeside and York Bridge.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Most of the reservoir is open water.  Holter Lake and Log Gulch ramps should soon be accessible.   Anglers are able to launch boats at Gates of the Mountains where rainbow fishing has been very good.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Kokanee action is slow and the ice has deteriorated down to 6 inches and will soon be too unstable to access.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena


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