FISHING REPORTS


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Walleye Kid

September 6, 2019 at 11:54 am

Canyon Ferry: Shore fishing for all species continues to be slow. Walleye action was a bit slower this past weekend with the best action occurring around Pond 4 in 9-12 feet of water and between Duck Creek and Confederate in 10-15 feet of water. Slow trolling a bottom bouncer with pink, purple or perch colored spinner blades and tipped with a crawler seems to be producing the most fish. Slow death rigs are working as well. Perch and an occasional rainbow are being picked up while anglers are targeting walleye using these methods. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Walleye are being caught in the Causeway, around the El Dorado dredge piles, and York Bridge on jigs tipped with a leech or crankbaits. A few perch were also caught in the Causeway on jigs and leeches. Rainbows are being caught at the Causeway on worms and wooly buggers. Trolling cowbells tipped with worms around White Sandy is also producing a few rainbows. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Perch fishing is good from Cottonwood Creek to the dam, with the best action being around the docks and weed beds in 10 to 15 feet of water on jigs and worms. An occasional walleye is being caught by anglers targeting perch. Rainbows are being caught throughout the lower lake trolling cowbells and wedding rings. 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. Early reports are that a number of fish are being caught, but average size is down from past years. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

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