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Dave Sedlock

Dave Sedlock

January 3, 2022 at 7:12 pm

Canyon Ferry: The action has been a bit slow with a few rainbows and perch being caught. An occasional walleye is being caught as well. Jigs tipped with a worm is what anglers are using for all species. There is 7-10 inches of ice from the Silos down to the ponds. No ice reports from White Earth to the dam. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few Rainbow trout are being picked up around the Causeway area. Anglers are using various colored jigs tipped with maggots or crawlers around 6 feet below the ice. Anglers out on Lake Helena are finding a few walleyes while jigging with ice jigs and crawlers. The Causeway area has 6 to 10 inches of ice, Lake Helena has 10-12 inches and Black Sandy has around 6 inches of ice. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being picked up in the bays near the shorelines. Most are being caught while using various jigs or ice flies with maggots in 6 to 10 feet of water. Not many walleye or perch have been reported yet. Ice conditions have been reported as 6 to 8 inches at the BLM ramp, 5-6” near Log Gulch, 6-7” at Departure Point and 6-10 inches around the Gates of the Mountains area. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: A few Kokanee are being picked up in around 35 feet of water. Most anglers have been using multi-colored Hali or Swedish Pimple type ice jigs and maggots or corn. Not many perch are showing up yet. 8-10 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Dave Sedlock

Dave Sedlock

January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

Canyon Ferry: The rainbow action is fair directly out from the Silos ramp. Perch are being caught around Hole in the Wall with an occasional walleye being caught as well. Rainbows, perch and walleye are all being caught on various colors of jigs tipped with mealworms, maggots or nightcrawlers. There is 9-12 inches of ice from Hole in the Wall down to the ponds. There is also fishable ice mid-reservoir and by the dam. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few Rainbow trout continue to be picked up around the Causeway area. A few perch and walleye are being found near the powerlines. Anglers out on Lake Helena are finding a few walleyes while jigging during the evening hours. An occasional ling is being caught at night out from Black Sandy using cut bait. Most anglers are having success using various colored jigs tipped with maggots or crawlers around 6 feet below the ice for trout and near the bottom for perch and walleye. 10 to 12 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being picked up at the Gates of the Mountains and Log Gulch. Perch fishing is good out from Log Gulch and the Prairie Dog Town. Most anglers are using ice flies with maggots or crawlers in less than 10 feet of water for trout and Hali type jigs for perch. An occasional walleye is being found while perch fishing. 8 to 10 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: A few Kokanee are being picked up in around 35 feet of water. Most anglers have been using multi-colored Hali or Swedish Pimple type ice jigs and maggots or corn. Not many perch are showing up yet. 10-12 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Dave Sedlock

Dave Sedlock

January 19, 2022 at 4:17 pm

Canyon Ferry: Anglers are catching rainbows, perch and walleye on green or chartreuse jigs or green and silver Swedish pimples. Maggots or worms are working equally well. The best areas seem to be from North Silos to Hole in the Wall and around Duck Creek in 20-25 feet of water. Be careful when approaching pressure ridges. There is 10-15 inches of ice around Duck Creek and from Hole in the Wall down to the ponds. There is also fishable ice mid-reservoir and by the dam with anglers getting on the ice by Shannon, the Outhouse and Cave Bay. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few Rainbow trout are being caught out from Black Sandy and around the Causeway area. A few perch and walleye are being found below the powerlines in the Causeway Arm. An occasional ling is being caught at night out from Black Sandy using cut bait. Most anglers are using various ice flies or jigs tipped with maggots or crawlers 3 to 10 feet below the ice for trout and jigging near the bottom is best for perch and walleye. 8 to 12 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: A few rainbows are being caught at the Gates of the Mountains, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Perch and an occasional walleye are showing up out from the Prairie Dog Town, Log Gulch and Departure Point. Most anglers are using ice flies and various jigs tipped with maggots or crawlers. Fishing 3 to 10 feet below the ice is working well for trout and anglers are finding most perch and walleye in 20 to 35 feet of water. 6 to 12 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: Kokanee fishing has been fairly slow however a few are being picked up in around 20 feet of water. Most anglers have been using multi-colored Hali or Swedish Pimple type ice jigs with maggots or corn. An occasional perch is showing up while using the same equipment near the bottom. 12 inches of ice has been reported. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Troy Humphrey

Helena Area Senior Fisheries Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 4

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