Anglers are reminded that live fish cannot be used as bait on the Missouri River from the confluence of the Madison and Jefferson Rivers, downstream to Morony Dam, which includes Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter Reservoirs.
Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing is good around the old river channel between Ponds 3 and 4 while trolling bottom bouncers or purple and silver or perch colored crankbaits. Walleye are also being caught between White Earth and Hole in the Wall. Rainbows are being picked up in these areas on the same lure and bait combos as well. Shore fishing has been slow for both rainbows and walleye. As a reminder the new walleye regulation is 10 daily, 1 over 15 inches; possession is twice the daily limit. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena
Hauser: Boat anglers are finding some nice rainbows while trolling cowbells and wedding ring combos around White Sandy, Black Sandy and the Dam area. Shore anglers are finding a few rainbows near Riverside Campground while using nightcrawlers and marshmallows or PowerBait. The walleye action has been great lately and most have been showing up in the Causeway arm and in the White Sandy and Black Sandy area. Pitching jigs/vertical jigging near points has been producing most walleyes. Shore anglers are picking up a few walleye from the Causeway Bridge while using floating jigs and leeches during the evening hours. As a reminder the new walleye regulation is 10 daily, 1 over 15 inches; possession is twice the daily limit. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena
Holter: Boat anglers are finding some nice rainbows on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells and wedding rings tipped with crawlers. Trolling near Black Beach and the Clay Banks across from the Boat Loft has been producing lots of rainbows. A few walleye and perch are being picked up while pitching jigs/vertical jigging near Split Rock and other points or weed beds in the middle and lower sections of the reservoir. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena