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Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 10.25.21
By angelamontana

Posted: October 25, 2021

Canyon FerryA few walleyes and rainbows are being caught while trolling with crankbaits between Duck Creek and Confederate.  Not many boat anglers are getting out due to low reservoir levels making ramps difficult or unusable.  Shore fishing is producing rainbows around the Outhouse rock bar, 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 fantastic the last couple of weeks. Shore anglers are finding rainbows at the Causeway Bridge and Black Sandy while using Power Bait and crawlers and a marshmallow. Boaters trolling cowbells and wedding ring combos tipped with crawlers out from Black Sandy and the Dam area have been finding good numbers of rainbows as well. Perch and walleye fishing have slowed down with fewer boaters and cooler temperatures. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

HolterRainbow fishing has been fantastic the last couple of weeks. Good numbers of fish are being found on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells. The Gates of the Mountains area has been producing lots of trout as well and boat anglers fly fishing with leech patterns or casting crawlers from shore have been doing well. Perch and walleye fishing have slowed down with fewer boaters and cooler temperatures.  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