Helena area reservoirs fishing report 9.7.21
By angelamontana

Posted: September 7, 2021

Canyon FerryThe walleye action has been really good between Confederate and Pond 1 and south of Broadwater Bay while using bottom-bouncers with green or white spinner blades and a worm in 10-15 feet of water. Perch are being picked up around pond 1 by anglers fishing with walleye tackle.  Rainbows are being caught from shore between Confederate and Duck Creek and while trolling in 15 feet of water with cowbells or spoons.  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: Fishing for rainbows from shore has picked up at the Causeway, Riverside and York Bridge. Floating jigs with nightcrawlers, Power Bait and Mepps spinners are working well. Trolling cowbells and wedding ring combos Lakeside to the Dam is also producing good numbers of rainbows. 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 on the lower end of the reservoir for rainbows has been good. Orange or brown crankbaits and cowbells have been working well. Some nice perch are being found while pitching jigs in and around weed beds near Ming Bar. Smaller perch are being caught around the boat docks. A few walleye are being found while pulling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses with leeches or crawlers on the lower end of the reservoir.  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