Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 2.5.24
By angelamontana

Posted: February 5, 2024

Canyon Ferry: Action was a bit slow over the weekend. Rainbows and walleye are being caught out from the Silos in 20 feet of water while using jigs with worms, marshmallows or maggots.  Duck Creek has also produced rainbows and walleye on the same jig combinations, but the action is in 25 to 30 feet of water.  Perch fishing was slow.  There is 15-16 inches of ice from the Silos down to the ponds, 14-15 inches of ice around Duck Creek and Confederate and there is 5-7 inches of ice on the north end of the reservoir.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing has been pretty good from the Causeway Bridge to Black Sandy while using various jigs or ice flies tipped with crawlers or maggots 8-10 feet below the ice. A few perch and a few walleye are being found near the Causeway powerlines while using pink, orange or green jigs in 20-25 feet of water. There is 7-9 inches of ice.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Unsafe ice conditions have been reported. No fishing report.   Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir:  Kokanee fishing continues to be good while jigging Hali or Sweedish Pimple type ice jigs tipped with maggots or corn in 15-35 feet of water. Perch are being caught while using the same equipment near the bottom. There is 10-11 inches of ice.  Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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