Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.22.22
By angelamontana

Posted: August 22, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye and perch are being caught between Duck Creek and Pond 1 and between Hellgate and Confederate, especially off of bay points. The best action has been while using bottom-bouncers with green, orange or white spinner blades tipped with either a worm or leech.  Rainbows fishing is picking up around White Earth, Confederate and the north end while trolling cowbells.  Rainbows are also being caught from shore by White Earth in Beaver Creek Bay and around Confederate. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Walleye action has been good lately and most are being picked up in the Causeway arm and from White Sandy to York Bridge while jigging or slip bobber fishing in 15-30 feet of water. Rainbows continue to be picked up from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam with crawlers and marshmallows, spinners or flies and between Black Sandy and Devil’s Elbow while trolling cowbells with lead core line and while out jigging for walleye.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Walleye and perch fishing has been great lately around the docks at the public boat ramps, Mann Gulch, Cottonwood Creek and around weed beds and other points on the lower end of the reservoir. Jigging with white-, purple- or perch-colored jigs and crawlers in 10 to 25 feet of water has been the most productive. An occasion kokanee is being picked up during the early morning hours on the lower end of the reservoir while vertical jigging or trolling Dodgers or flashers tipped with a spinner and shoepeg corn in 40-60 feet of water. A few rainbows continue to be caught on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling cowbells with lead core line, near the Gates of the Mountains with various flies and while out searching for perch and walleye.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena