Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.15.22
By angelamontana

Posted: August 15, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye fishing is really good along the west shore from White Earth to the Silos and around the Ponds while using bottom bouncers with blue, red or chartreuse blades and worms or jigs with a worm.  Rainbows are being caught around White Earth and along the east shore between Goose Bay and Cemetery Island while using the same jig or bottom bouncer combos that are catching walleye. An occasional perch is being picked up by walleye and rainbow anglers.  Shore fishing has been slow for all species. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Rainbows continue to be picked up while trolling cowbells with lead core line between Black Sandy and Devil’s Elbow during the early morning hours. A few rainbows are also being caught from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam and at Black Sandy while using spinners, spoons, Rapalas, or crawlers and a marshmallow. A few Walleyes are being caught in 15-30 feet of water in the Causeway Arm while using various jigs and crawlers, slip bobber setups with leeches, or trolling bottom bouncers with green, orange, or white spinner blades and crawler harnesses.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Walleye and perch fishing has been great while using white or perch colored jigs and crawlers in 10 to 25 feet of water around weed beds and docks on the lower end of the reservoir and in the small bays inside the canyon. An occasion kokanee is being picked up on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling Dodgers or flashers tipped with a spinner and shoepeg corn in deep water during the early morning hours. A few rainbows continue to be caught on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells with lead core line.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

 

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