Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 1.30.23
By angelamontana

Posted: January 30, 2023

Canyon Ferry: A few rainbows are being caught 20-35 feet deep around Hole in the Wall and Duck Creek on brown or black jigs with worms or maggots.  Walleye and perch are being caught mid reservoir between Hole in the Wall to Confederate and Duck Creek in 35-45 feet of water while using yellow or green Hali jigs or spoons tipped with mealworms, nightcrawlers or perch eyes.  Stay away from the pressure ridges on the south end of the reservoir.  There is over 20 inches of ice from the Silos down to the ponds, 15-18 inches of ice around Duck Creek and the north end has 3-5 inches of ice.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena 

Hauser: A few perch, rainbows and burbot are being found from the Causeway Bridge to the power lines in the Causeway Arm and on Lake Helena while jigging perch colored or glow jigs with maggots, perch eyes or crawlers near the bottom. Black Sandy is also producing some nice rainbows while using various colored jigs tipped with maggots or crawlers 6 to 10 feet below the ice. 12-15 inches of ice has been reported.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena     

Holter: The perch bite on the lower end of the reservoir continues to be great and good numbers of perch and an occasional walleye are being found out from Log Gulch, Departure Point, the Prairie Dog Town, and the BLM boat ramp while using multi-colored Hali or glow jigs and maggots near the bottom in 30 to 50 feet of water. A few rainbows, burbot and an occasional northern pike are being picked up at the Gates of the Mountains while using various jigs tipped with cut bait or crawlers in 8 to10 feet of water. 8-11 inches of ice has been reported.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena 

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: A few kokanee and perch are being picked up while using Hali or Sweedish Pimple type ice jigs tipped with red maggots or corn near the bottom in 20 to 35 feet of water. 12-14 inches of ice has been reported.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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