Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.12.22
By angelamontana

Posted: September 12, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  The action has slowed down with a few walleye and perch being caught in 15-25 feet of water around Duck Creek, Pond 4 and Goosebay while using bottom-bouncers with orange or pink spinner blades tipped with a worm.  Jigs and crankbaits are producing a few walleye as well.  Rainbow fishing has provided some good action around Goose Bay and Cemetery Island in 25 feet of water on jigs.  Shore fishing is slow. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser Shore anglers are finding a few walleye and rainbow trout below Canyon Ferry Dam and near the Causeway Bridge while pitching jigs and crawlers from shore. Trolling cowbells with lead core line or pulling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses between White Sandy and York Bridge is producing some nice rainbows and a few walleye.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter A few kokanee are being found during the early morning or late evening hours on the lower end of the reservoir while trolling flashers tipped with a spinner and shoepeg corn in 40-60 feet of water. Rainbow fishing has been consistently good throughout the reservoir while trolling cowbells with lead core line or running brightly colored crankbaits during the early morning hours. Good number of perch and A few walleye are being caught while jigging with crawlers in 15-25 feet of water around the docks at the public boat ramps and other weed beds and points on the lower end of the reservoir.  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