FISHING REPORTS


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Walleye Kid

April 30, 2020 at 8:15 pm

State wide fishing reports –

http://www.montanaoutdoor.com/montana-fishing-reports/

Information for boat ramps are available on the BOR site at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/boat/index.html

WalleyeKid

August 26, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye action is still good throughout the reservoir with the best action being around White Earth, Confederate, Avalanche and Court Sherriff while trolling slow-death rigs or bottom bouncers with a worm and white, blue or perch colored spinner blades in 25 feet of water. Some perch are being caught while fishing for walleyes. Some walleye, perch and trout are being caught at Confederate from shore on worms. Rainbow fishing is slow with a few being caught while trolling crankbaits, spoons or cowbells 20 feet deep on the north end and from White Earth north along the west shoreline. An occasional rainbow is being caught by walleye anglers trolling bottom bouncers as well. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Some nice walleye were picked up over the weekend. Anglers have been doing well trolling worm harnesses and spinner rigs and pitching jigs tipped with leeches or crawlers. Most walleye action has been in 30 feet of water or less along the rock walls between Lakeside and White Sandy. The Causeway Arm is also producing some walleye and an occasional perch with the same tactics. A few rainbows are being picked up between York Bridge and Black Sandy while out trolling cowbells tipped with crawlers above suspended fish. Shore anglers are picking up a few rainbows with plain crawlers and power bait at Black Sandy and from the Causeway Bridge. Popular color combos have been fire tiger, gold or chartreuse. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Perch action has been good lately. Anglers are doing well along the clay banks and in Juniper Bay. Anglers pitching jigs near boat ramps on the lower end of the reservoir are also finding perch. Small green and black jigs tipped with crawlers are working well in 25 foot of water or less for perch. Anglers trolling cowbells or crankbaits on down riggers around 30-35 feet deep are picking up an occasional rainbow between Split Rock and Cottonwood Creek. Walleye action has been slow. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Dave Sedlock

September 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye action has slowed up a bit, but anglers are still getting into fish while using bottom bouncers, perch colored crankbaits or jigs in 15 to 30 feet of water around White Earth and Snaggy Bay. Walleye are also being caught from Duck Creek to Pond 1 in 10 to 15 feet of water. Some walleye, perch and rainbows are being caught at the north point of the Silos and Pond 4 from shore on worms. Rainbow fishing is improving with the best action being while trolling crankbaits, spoons or cowbells 20 feet deep on the north end and from White Earth north along the west shoreline. Rainbows are also being caught from shore at Court Sheriff and Chinamens on worms or Powerbait. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: Rainbow action has picked up over the last week. Most are being picked up around White Sandy and Black Sandy while out trolling cowbells with wedding rings 10-20 feet down in the water column. Shore anglers are also picking up a few rainbows around Black Sandy and the Causeway Bridge as well with plain crawlers and marshmallows. Very few walleye and perch were seen over the weekend and a lot of folks were just out boating and having a good time. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows fishing has picked up recently and fly anglers are picking them up while out in float tubes near Gates of the Mountains. Small nymphs with an indicator has been working well if your able to place your fly in between the nearby vegetation. Anglers trolling crankbaits from Black Beach to Split Rock are picking up some nice rainbow trout. Rainbow anglers are also picking up some nice fish from shore at the BLM boat ramp, and Departure Point with crawlers and power bait. Perch action is still pretty good. Anglers are doing well in the canyon around Mann Gulch and near Cottonwood Creek. Pitching jigs around weed beds in 12-20 feet of water is working well. Small green and black jigs tipped with crawlers are working well. Walleye fishing was slow over the weekend with a lot of folks just out recreating. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opens on September 1st and will run through October 31st. Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession. Anglers are starting to pick up quite a few fish and the action should continue to get better throughout the month. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Walleye Kid

September 21, 2020 at 1:49 pm

Canyon Ferry: Walleye fishing has slowed down with a few anglers having success while trolling bottom bouncers or using jigs near Hole-In-The-Wall, Confederate and from Hellgate to Avalanche in 20 to 40 feet of water. Shore anglers are catching some walleye at Confederate in the mornings and rainbows in the evenings. North of the Silos shore anglers are catching yellow perch on worms. Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Hauser: A few rainbows were caught over the weekend. Most are being picked up around York Bridge, White Sandy and Black Sandy while out trolling cowbells with wedding rings 10-20 feet down in the water column. Shore anglers are also picking up a few rainbows around Black Sandy and the Causeway Bridge as well with plain crawlers and marshmallows. Very few walleye and perch were seen over the weekend and a lot of folks were just out boating and having a good time. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Holter: Rainbows action was pretty good over the weekend. Most fish were picked up while out trolling cowbells tipped with crawlers in the canyon from the Oxbow Bend to the Sleeping Giant. Rainbow anglers are also picking up some nice fish from shore at the Departure Point and the Gates of the Mountains with crawlers and power bait. Perch action is still pretty good. The best bite has been between Split Rock and the Power Lines. Pitching jigs around weed beds in 10-12 feet of water is working well. Small green, orange or black jigs tipped with crawlers are popular choices. Walleye fishing was slow over the weekend with a lot of folks just out recreating. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: The snagging season for Kokanee Salmon opens on September 1st and will run through October 31st. Limits are 35 salmon daily with 70 in possession. Anglers are still picking up quite a few fish and the action should continue to get better throughout the month. Snagging near the Pump House and the Outlet has been pretty productive and popular and snagging near the Inlet has been producing the best numbers of salmon lately. Chris Hurley, FWP, Helena

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