Fort Peck Fishing Report

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.7.17
By angelamontana

Posted: August 7, 2017

Canyon Ferry:  Shore fishing for rainbow trout continues to be slow, but rainbows are being caught while trolling spoons, cranks, and worm harnesses in 20 to 40 feet of water. Walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cranks, worm harnesses, and slow-death rigs 10 to 40 feet of water.  Both worms and leeches are working well as bait. Vertical jigging on bay points in 5 to 30 feet of water continues to produce walleye reservoir-wide.  Yellow perch are being caught while searching for walleye. Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbow fishing is slow from both shore and boat.  Shore anglers are catching a few below Canyon Ferry Dam while using jigs and worms.  Boat anglers are catching trout while trolling cowbells around White Sandy and the mouth of the Causeway in the early morning. Walleye fishing continues to be good, especially at night.  The best bet for walleye has been in the Causeway using jigs and leeches. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows fishing is very good at night from Black Beach to Split Rock in 20 to 25 feet of water while using jigs and worms. A few are being caught in the early morning while trolling cowbells in the lower reservoir.  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 8 to 18 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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