Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.11.17
By angelamontana

Posted: September 11, 2017

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught from shore using worms or Powerbait and successful boat anglers are trolling cowbells, spoons or cranks in 10 to 40 feet of water. Walleye and yellow perch are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cranks, worm harnesses, and slow-death rigs, tipped with worms, in 15 to 45 feet of water.  Vertical jigging using worms on bay points and sunken islands is producing walleye throughout the reservoir.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or deep diving crankbaits 20-30 feet deep around the mouth of the Causeway and White Sandy and in the York Bridge area.  Shore fishing is fair while using worms near Riverside and the Causeway Bridge. Walleye and perch fishing are slow with some being caught in the Causeway Arm on jigs and worms or leeches in 8 to 15 feet of water.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbow fishing is good while trolling cowbells or perch colored crankbaits from Split Rock to Holter Dam at depths of 20 to 30 feet.  A few rainbows are being caught from shore on worms, but overall action is slow. Perch fishing is good in small bays, around weedbeds and from the docks at the boat ramps in 8 to 12 feet of water while using jigs and worms.  A few walleye are being caught mixed in with the schools of perch.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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