Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 9.25.23
By angelamontana

Posted: September 25, 2023

Canyon Ferry:  Walleyes and a few perch are being caught in 25-30 feet of water from the Silos to the Hole in the Wall area and north of White Earth on the west shore while using bottom-bouncers with worm harnesses with chartreuse or silver spinner blades or tiger perch-colored crankbaits.  Shore anglers are catching walleyes at Duck Creek on worms or lures. Rainbow fishing is slow.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few walleyes and rainbows are being picked up from shore below Canyon Ferry Dam and from the Causeway Bridge while casting perch-colored jigs or Rapalas and while using crawlers on a floating jig. Trolling cowbells with wedding rings or floating Rapalas between Black Sandy and York Bridge is also producing a few rainbows.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  The Rainbow fishing has been great in the Gates of the Mountains area while fly fishing with Prince Nymphs, trolling Rapalas near Split Rock, and while fishing from shore with nightcrawlers at Departure Point and Black Beach. Good numbers of perch are still being found while pitching small jigs and crawler pieces around Mann Gulch, Ming Bar, Cottonwood Creek, and the BLM boat ramp docks. A few walleyes are being caught in the same areas as the perch.  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

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