Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 10.2.23
By angelamontana

Posted: October 2, 2023

Canyon FerryWalleye fishing continues to be good with reports of rainbows and perch being caught as well.  The south end around the Silos is the area with the most walleye action while using bottom bouncers in 20 feet of water with pink, white or silver blades and worms or jigs in the same color.  Rainbows are being caught north of the Silos while trolling pink or green crankbaits in 15-20 feet of water.  Shore anglers are picking up walleyes and rainbows around the Silos and north on worms or jigs tipped with a worm.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  A few rainbows and an occasional walleye are being picked up from shore at the Causeway. Nymphs and leech patterns, or nightcrawlers and a marshmallow are working well for trout and walleye are preferring a floating jig and leech suspended a foot off the bottom. Using Powerbait or plain crawlers from shore at York Bridge is also producing a few rainbows.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter:  The rainbow fishing continues to be great in the Gates of the Mountains area while fly fishing with nymphs or leech patterns. Trolling Rapalas or cowbells on the lower end of the reservoir is producing a few trout as well. A few perch and an occasion walleye are still being found while pitching green, white, or pink jigs and crawler pieces mostly downstream from Cottonwood Creek.  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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