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Fishing Report For Helena

Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Fishing is good, a hopper with a nymph dropper is productive. . Some restrictions are in place, check https://fwp.mt.gov/news/current-closures-restrictions/waterbody-closures for details.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Fishing has been good. Hoppers will get surface looking trout. Nymphing with a pheasant tail or a prince can be effective. Spin fishermen have been picking up fish on #4 Panther Martin spinners.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Brown's lake has been fishing well. Fly fisherman have been having success using large caddis patterns, chrominoid patterns, or slowly stripping balanced leaches. Summer weed growth will continue to limit some of your fishing options, but water clarity is
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Walleye fishing is very good. Most action is on the South end, from the Silos and Confederate Southward to the mouth of the river. Most anglers are pulling bottom bouncers with a worm harness, but some have been doing well with crankbaits as well. The Nor
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Trollers are doing well with cowbells and spoons. Some fishermen are catching fish from shore with powerbait or nightcrawlers.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Tricos are the best surface choice right now or Duns. Fish a nymph under your dry fly to increase your hookups. For adventurous anglers there have been some really nice pike caught in the river near Missoula. Hoot owl restrictions may still be in place, f
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Big lake trout are deep, in 100-150ft. Crankbaits fished off a downrigger will give good results. Smaller lakers are being caught shallower by trollers using Rapalas and flatfish. Jigging can be effective of you can locate some deep structure that will h
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Walleye fishing has been good in anywhere from 10 to 25 feet of water. Bottom bouncers and a worm harness, crankbaits, or jigs have all been working. A lot of crappie have been caught by walleye fishermen on worm harnesses. Smallmouth bass fishing has bee
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Damselflies and callibaetis are getting the most action. Damsel nymphs and balance leeches are great options below the surface.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Walleye fishing is good from the dam to El Dorado on either bottom bouncers or jigs. The Causeway has been fishing good in the mornings and evenings with a jig and plastic or a jerkbait. Trout fishing has been good for trollers from Black Sandy down throu
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Very Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Bowfishing for carp has been excellent on the west side. Some walleye are being caught on the Lake Helena side of the Causeway with jigs or Rapalas.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Snagging season is open until October 31st, 6/0 or 8/0 snagging hooks are reccommended.
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Very Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Fishing has been very good for walleyes in the Gates of the Mountains. A jig has been working well. Perch are being caught, but many are small. Trout fishing is good from Split Rock up to the Dam in 20+ feet of water. Crankbaits or cowbells will work for
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Hoppers with a ants will net good results. Hoot owl restrictions may in place due to warm water temperatures. Check the FWP website for details https://fwp.mt.gov/news/current-closures-restrictions/waterbody-closures
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Very Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Missouri is in good condition and September is upon us. Nymphers are doing very well also. Spin fishermen can look to catch rainbows and walleyes below Holter dam with jigs, Rapalas, and spoons in the mornings and evenings.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
A hopper with a pheasant tail dropper is a good combo. Attractor patterns (Humpies, purple haze, royal wulff, and stimulators) are all viable options as well.
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Work the deep weed edges with spinnerbaits, spoons, or swimbaits for a feisty pike in the 3 to 6 pound range. Smaller pike can be caught around lily pads. Perch and Pumpkin seeds are being caught in the deeper weeds with a worm under a float near the inle
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Good
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Larger bass have moved to deeper water, but don't overlook the shade under the thick mats of moss. A weedless jig heavy enough to punch through the moss might do the trick. Texas rigged worms in the deep weeds, drop shotting a gulp minnow on drop offs or
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About Sportsman's Warehouse Helena

Open since 2013, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Helena, MT is near Mount Helena, Sleeping Giant Mountain, and Gates of the Mountain. National gunsmithing services are now available! If you like elk, deer, and pronghorn antelope hunting, we’re here to get you all set up with everything you need. If fishing is more your speed, we have all of your tackle to catch the trout or walleye that you’re after. We also carry plenty of supplies for camping, hiking the Mount Helena trail system, backpacking, kayaking, and rafting. Our shop services are available to spool reels, replace fishing rod tips, mount and boresight rifle scopes, cut arrows, tune bows in our 10-yard archery lane, and anything covered by your Firearm Service Plan. Whether it’s a cold, snowy winter or a warm summer day, we’ve got the seasonal accessories to fit your outdoor adventure. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out local events like the Last Chance Stampede Rodeo. We’re happy to help point you to local hotspots like the Missouri River, Lake Helena, Holter Lake, Hauser Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, and more!