Indian Hills Resort

Celebrating 30 years on Lake Sakakawea.

You are invited to experience Lake Sakakawea's famous Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, and Salmon fishing. Maybe hunting Pheasants or Waterfowl is your game? You will find it all at Indian Hills Resort and Campground. We offer a variety of Camping and Lodging services from rustic Log Camping Cabins, Tent Camping and RV sites, to fully modern Lodging in the Condos or Arrowhead Lodge.

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Weekly Fishing Report

  • September 7th 2016

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers might want to try continuing to work deep in 38 to 50 feet for walleye. Move around to locate fish with a switch to minnows.

    *Van Hook Arm:  Continued walleye success. Work deep in the south end of the Van Hook Arm.

    *Garrison: Walleye activity slowed on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Those taken remain in deep water. Salmon moving shallower, however, so anglers will want to look at trying their luck longlining.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains tough for walleye with anglers dealing with the challenge of varying depths from 18 to 40 feet, varying day-to-day. They are finding spotty success so the key is to move around to locate fish. Salmon are fair with most running in about 100 feet. Try flashers and squids or herring. They are spreading out into shallower water up to 40 feet. Look for more continued shallow movement with cooler temperatures. Angles are also finding an occasional catfish, walleye, and pike from shore in the bays. Look for some salmon success in the bays around the dam.

    *South shore: Activity slowed but those going are making the switch to minnows for walleye. Try 30 to 35 feet working Beaver Bay and west.

               North Dakota Rivers Report, featuring Lake Sakakawea’s two major tributaries:

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with its elevation at 1,838.85 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 244 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 3.05 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 3,890 CFS.

     

     

  • September 1st 2016

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Welcome to the Hills for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. There is a hint of fall in the air with cool nights but it’s still a great time to enjoy the fishing and fun.

     

               Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Walleye have moved deeper in 35 to 45 feet as we move into September.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers continue enjoying good walleye success in the Van Hook Arm and the river portion of Lake Sakakawea around the New Town area. Move deeper using jigs or Lindy rigs with nightcrawlers or leeches, if available, around 25 to 35 feet south. Try southwest of Shell Island working structure with spinners and nightcrawlers.

    *Garrison: There is fair walleye success on the east end of Lake Sakakawea working main lake structure in 30 to 40 feet. Try Douglas or Garrison bays.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is producing salmon in 80 to 120 feet over deeper water during the day. However, last week’s wind and cooler weather is making it more difficult to pattern them. Better success seems to during in the day using flashers and squids or herring rather than at night. Walleye remain fair but be prepared to move around a lot to locate fish. Try spinners and bottom bouncers in 17 feet or 40 to 45 feet with jigging baits. The best success is early morning before 10 a.m. and, again, the key is to move around to locate fish. Try Alcatraz, Steinke or Douglas bays, or the north side of Mallard Island.

    *South shore: Walleye activity slowed slightly. Work lake points west around Beaver Bay in 25 to 35 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers but anglers might also want to try crankbaits.

               North Dakota Rivers Report, featuring Lake Sakakawea’s two major tributaries:

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at their consistent summer rate of 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with its elevation at 1,839.36 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 66 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 2.87 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 3,520 CFS.

     

  • August 30th 2016

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Look for continued fair to good walleye success working 28 to 30 feet. Try working west of the resort with slow death hooks and nightcrawlers along the north shore or crankbaits along the south shore.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers are finding continued fair to good walleye success. Try 6 to 12 feet in the river portion around the bridge with spinners and nightcrawlers or leeches, if available. However, you will want to work deeper in 12 to 25 feet in southern end of the Van Hook Arm with crankbaits.

    *Garrison: The buzzword for walleye success is “deep” - move deeper in 30 to 40-plus feet for walleye success on the east end using spinners and nightcrawlers or crankbaits. Move around throughout but the key is to work main lake points.

    *Pick City: Move around on the east end of Lake Sakakawea, working deeper water in 40 feet around Government, Pochant, Douglas, and Steinke bays. Try bottom bouncers or crankbaits but the key is move around with better success west past Beulah Bay. However, a lot of talk on the east end of Lake Sakakawea is about salmon where there is good salmon success in 80 to 105 feet using flashers and squids in variety of colors, including blue-on-blue or white-on-white, experimenting with other colors. Also try herring, though. Most salmon activity is around Government or Deadman’s bays with some success along the face of the dam.

    *South shore: Walleye activity slowed somewhat in recent days with the best success remaining west around Beaver Bay along either the north or south shore. Try 20 to 25 feet with crankbaits.

               North Dakota Rivers Report, featuring Lake Sakakawea’s two major tributaries:

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with its elevation at 1,839.92 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 47 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 3.12 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 4,040 CFS.

     

     

     

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