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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.22.17
By angelamontana

Posted: August 23, 2017
Canyon Ferry: Shore fishing for rainbow trout has picked up mid-reservoir using jigs and worms and rainbows are being caught while trolling spoons, cranks, and cowbells in 20 to 40 feet of water. Walleye and perch are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cranks, worm harnesses, and slow-death rigs 15 to 35 feet of water.  Both worms and leeches continue to work well as bait. Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 30 feet of water also continues to produce walleye reservoir-wide.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena
Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught in the mornings while trolling cowbells or using flies in the York Bridge area.   Anglers are also picking up rainbows in the Causeway from shore or boat while using jigs and a worm.  Fishing at night while using jigs and a worm has been producing numerous small walleye in the Causeway.  A few nice perch have been caught as well.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Holter: Rainbow fishing is good throughout the reservoir while using cowbells or spoons like Panther Martins and cyclones in brass color.  Shore fishing for rainbows is slow.  Perch fishing is good around Cottonwood Creek, Split Rock and around the docks and weed beds in the lower reservoir in 12 to 15 feet of water on jigs and worms.  Walleye fishing is slow with a few being caught mixed in with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
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