Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.6.22
By angelamontana

Posted: September 6, 2022

Canyon Ferry:  Walleye and an occasional perch are being caught in 15-18 feet of water between Chinamen’s and Court Sheriff, around Duck Creek and between Pond 4 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 or on crankbaits.  A few 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 A few perch and walleye are still being picked up in the Causeway arm while jigging or slip bobber fishing. Rainbow fishing has been good, and most are being picked up between York Bridge and Hauser Dam while trolling cowbells with lead core line and while bottom bouncing night crawlers in 20-30 feet of water.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter Rainbow fishing has been good throughout the reservoir while trolling cowbells with lead core line or running brightly colored crankbaits during the early morning hours. Walleye and perch action has been great while jigging with crawlers in 15-25 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. 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.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena