Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.20.21
By angelamontana

Posted: September 20, 2021

Canyon FerryThe weekend’s poor weather kept most people off the reservoir.  Those venturing out caught some walleye out from the Silos while using bottom-bouncers with red, purple or white spinner blades and a worm in 12-17 feet of water. Rainbow and perch fishing was slow as well as fishing from shore for all species 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 action continues to be good throughout the reservoir. Shore anglers are having success at the Causeway, Black Sandy, Riverside and York Bridge while using floating jigs with nightcrawlers or Power Bait and boats trolling crankbaits or cowbells and wedding ring combos from Lakeside to the Dam are finding trout as well. Walleye and perch fishing has been slow 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

HolterRainbow fishing has been good in the Canyon near the Gates of the Mountains, from Black Beach to Split Rock and around the Sand Banks across from the Boat Loft. Trolling cowbells with spinner rigs and crawlers has been the best tactic. Walleye fishing has been slow and a few perch are being picked up while jigging near Log Gulch and the BLM boat docks.  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