Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.13.21
By angelamontana

Posted: September 13, 2021

Canyon FerryWalleye and rainbow trout are being caught around Confederate while using bottom-bouncers with lime green or white spinner blades and a worm in 10-15 feet of water. Walleye and perch are being picked up out from Broadwater Bay in 10-15 feet of water with bottom-bouncers with green, purple or white spinner blades.  The area around the ponds is getting too shallow to fish effectively.  Shore fishing was slow throughout the reservoir.  As reservoir elevations continue to drop, ramps will become unusable.  For the latest ramp information go to the BOR website at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html   Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing has been great. Trolling brown or yellow crankbaits or cowbells and wedding ring combos from Lakeside to the Dam is producing good numbers and shore anglers are having success at the Causeway, Black Sandy, Riverside and York Bridge while using floating jigs with nightcrawlers, Wooly Buggers, Power Bait and Mepps spinners. Walleye and perch action has slowed down but a few are still being picked up in and around the Causeway Arm while pitching jigs/vertical jigging or trolling crawler harnesses near points or weed beds.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

HolterTrolling cowbells with spinner rigs or Steamer flies between Black Beach and Split Rock is producing some nice trout. Walleye fishing has been slow but good numbers of perch are being found while jigging from Log Gulch to Juniper Bay. Brown, chartreuse and white have been popular colors.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opened on September 1st and will run through October 31st.  Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena