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5 Comments

Michael J Tokarski Sr

July 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

I’m New to the area and I’m a walleye fisherman and I’m looking for a place I can take my family

    Dave Sedlock

    Walleye Kid

    September 9, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Where do you live? I suggest using the contact page and finding a local chapter to get involved with.

Dave Sedlock

Walleye Kid

September 9, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Canyon Ferry: The walleye action has been really good between Confederate and Pond 1 and south of Broadwater Bay while using bottom-bouncers with green or white spinner blades and a worm in 10-15 feet of water. Perch are being picked up around pond 1 by anglers fishing with walleye tackle. Rainbows are being caught from shore between Confederate and Duck Creek and while trolling in 15 feet of water with cowbells or spoons. As reservoir elevations continue to drop, ramps will become unusable. For the latest ramp information go to the BOR website at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Fishing for rainbows from shore has picked up at the Causeway, Riverside and York Bridge. Floating jigs with nightcrawlers, Power Bait and Mepps spinners are working well. Trolling cowbells and wedding ring combos Lakeside to the Dam is also producing good numbers of rainbows. Walleye and perch action has slowed down but a few are still being picked up in and around the Causeway Arm while pitching jigs/vertical jigging or trolling crawler harnesses near points or weed beds. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Trolling on the lower end of the reservoir for rainbows has been good. Orange or brown crankbaits and cowbells have been working well. Some nice perch are being found while pitching jigs in and around weed beds near Ming Bar. Smaller perch are being caught around the boat docks. A few walleye are being found while pulling bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses with leeches or crawlers on the lower end of the reservoir. 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

Troy Humphrey

Helena Area Senior Fisheries Technician

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 4

Dave Sedlock

Walleye Kid

September 14, 2021 at 2:18 am

Canyon Ferry: Walleye and rainbow trout are being caught around Confederate while using bottom-bouncers with lime green or white spinner blades and a worm in 10-15 feet of water. Walleye and perch are being picked up out from Broadwater Bay in 10-15 feet of water with bottom-bouncers with green, purple or white spinner blades. The area around the ponds is getting too shallow to fish effectively. Shore fishing was slow throughout the reservoir. As reservoir elevations continue to drop, ramps will become unusable. For the latest ramp information go to the BOR website at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing has been great. Trolling brown or yellow crankbaits or cowbells and wedding ring combos from Lakeside to the Dam is producing good numbers and shore anglers are having success at the Causeway, Black Sandy, Riverside and York Bridge while using floating jigs with nightcrawlers, Wooly Buggers, Power Bait and Mepps spinners. Walleye and perch action has slowed down but a few are still being picked up in and around the Causeway Arm while pitching jigs/vertical jigging or trolling crawler harnesses near points or weed beds. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Trolling cowbells with spinner rigs or Steamer flies between Black Beach and Split Rock is producing some nice trout. Walleye fishing has been slow but good numbers of perch are being found while jigging from Log Gulch to Juniper Bay. Brown, chartreuse and white have been popular colors. 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

Troy Humphrey
Helena Area Senior Fisheries Technician
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 4

Dave Sedlock

Dave Sedlock

October 12, 2021 at 5:26 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye are still being caught along with an occasional perch. Silos, Duck Creek, Round Top and Confederate have the best action while trolling bottom bouncers with green/white or silver/white blades in 10 feet of water. Green and yellow crankbaits have been working as well. A few rainbows are being caught with bottom bouncers or by trolling cowbells. Shore fishing is producing a few walleye, perch and rainbows at the Silos, Duck Creek and Court Sheriff on nightcrawlers in the morning or evening hours. As reservoir elevations continue to drop, ramps will become unusable. For the latest ramp information go to the BOR website at: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow fishing has been awesome. Trolling Rapalas or cowbells and wedding ring combos tipped with crawlers in the Black Sandy area has been producing good numbers of fish. Shore anglers are finding rainbows at Riverside and the Causeway Bridge while using Power Bait, crawlers and a marshmallow or Wooly Buggers. Perch and walleye fishing have slowed down. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbow fishing has been great at the Gates of the Mountains while using Wooly Buggers and nymphs. Good numbers of rainbows are also being found at Departure Point while using Power Bait. Trolling Cowbells on the lower end of the reservoir has been producing nice rainbows as well. Perch are still being found around Ming Bar and near some of the docks and boat ramps on the lower end of the reservoir while jigging with crawlers or leeches. Walleye fishing has been slow. 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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