Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.24.20
By angelamontana

Posted: August 24, 2020

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye action is still good throughout the reservoir with the best action being around White Earth, Confederate, Avalanche and Court Sherriff while trolling slow-death rigs or bottom bouncers with a worm and white, blue or perch colored spinner blades in 25 feet of water. Some perch are being caught while fishing for walleyes.  Some walleye, perch and trout are being caught at Confederate from shore on worms. Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught while trolling crankbaits, spoons or cowbells 20 feet deep on the north end and from White Earth north along the west shoreline.  An occasional rainbow is being caught by walleye anglers trolling bottom bouncers as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Some nice walleye were picked up over the weekend. Anglers have been doing well trolling worm harnesses and spinner rigs and pitching jigs tipped with leeches or crawlers. Most walleye action has been in 30 feet of water or less along the rock walls between Lakeside and White Sandy. The Causeway Arm is also producing some walleye and an occasional perch with the same tactics. A few rainbows are being picked up between York Bridge and Black Sandy while out trolling cowbells tipped with crawlers above suspended fish. Shore anglers are picking up a few rainbows with plain crawlers and power bait at Black Sandy and from the Causeway Bridge.  Popular color combos have been fire tiger, gold or chartreuse.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Perch action has been good lately. Anglers are doing well along the clay banks and in Juniper Bay. Anglers pitching jigs near boat ramps on the lower end of the reservoir are also finding perch. Small green and black jigs tipped with crawlers are working well in 25 foot of water or less for perch. Anglers trolling cowbells or crankbaits on down riggers around 30-35 feet deep are picking up an occasional rainbow between Split Rock and Cottonwood Creek. Walleye action has been slow.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena