Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 10.18.21
By angelamontana

Posted: October 18, 2021

Canyon FerryWalleye and perch fishing have really slowed down from both shore and boat.  Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells or rapalas throughout the reservoir.  Shore fishing is producing rainbows around Shannon, Court Sheriff and Hellgate on nightcrawlers or rapalas. 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 the last couple of weeks. Trolling cowbells and wedding ring combos tipped with crawlers or Rapalas out from the Black Sandy area has been producing good numbers of fish. Shore anglers are finding rainbows at Riverside and the Causeway Bridge while using Power Bait, crawlers and a marshmallow or Wooly Buggers. Perch and walleye fishing have slowed down.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

HolterRainbow fishing has been great the last couple of weeks. Good numbers of fish are being found on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells, from Departure Point while using Power Bait and around the Gates of the Mountains area while using Wooly Buggers and nymphs. Perch are still being found around Ming Bar and near some of the docks and boat ramps on the lower end of the reservoir while jigging with crawlers or leeches. Walleye fishing has been slow.  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