Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.29.22
By angelamontana

Posted: August 29, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye and perch are being caught in 10-15 feet of water between Duck Creek and Pond 1 and between the Silos and Pond 3, including the river channel. The best action has been while using bottom-bouncers with silver, purple or red spinner blades tipped with either a worm or leech.  Walleye and rainbows are being caught in 30 feet of water between White Earth and Round Top on bottom bouncers or yellow or green crankbaits.  Shore fishing is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Rainbows continue to be picked up while trolling cowbells with lead core line between York Bridge and Hauser Dam, while out jigging for walleye, and from shore at the Causeway Bridge while using crawlers and floating jigs or marshmallows. Good numbers of perch recently and A few walleye are being caught in the Causeway arm while jigging or slip bobber fishing in 10-25 feet of water.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Walleye and perch action continues to be great while jigging with crawlers in 10-25 feet of water around the docks at the public boat ramps, the Clay Banks, Mann Gulch, Cottonwood Creek and around weed beds and other points on the lower end of the reservoir. kokanee are being found during the early morning or late evening hours on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling Dodgers or cowbells tipped with a spinner and shoepeg corn in 40-60 feet of water. Some nice 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