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

  • July 29th 2015

     

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Indian Hills welcomes the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives for their annual fishing tournament this weekend. In addition, it will be a busy weekend for bicyclists when the annual CANDISC bicycle tour, which begins Aug. 1, departs from Fort Stevenson State Park near Garrison. On Aug. 2, Old Time and Country music fans can enjoy the jam session at Hazen City Hall.

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Lake Sakakawea’s elevation is 1,845.24 feet above mean sea level. Anglers might want to try 20 to 22 feet for walleye using Lindy rigs or spinners with leeches or nightcrawlers working from the resort to the west. Another trick could be to work with a slow presentation. Anglers are starting to find a few bigger walleye.

    *Garrison: Continued good walleye activity remains throughout much of the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Try a variety of presentations and depths.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains good for walleye using spinners with nightcrawlers but work deeper in 30 feet with weather fronts pushing fish deeper. Try a mix of bays on the north and south side, as well as around Mallard Island. For our salmon anglers, try 75 to 90 feet over 150 feet along the face of the dam up to Deadman’s Bay. Salmon are scattered elsewhere, as well.

    *South shore: Anglers are finding continued fair walleye success in 12 to 16 feet. The best activity remains west of the resort using crankbaits or slow depth hooks.

    *Van Hook Arm: Generally fair walleye success remains in the Van Hook Arm. Try 18 to 22 feet using leeches with Lindy rigs or spinners around 8-Pound Flats.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge is 21,000 cubic feet per second (CFS).

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 145 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 4.46 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 6,080 CFS.

     

  • July 10th 2015

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are enjoying increasing walleye activity along the flats in 10 to 14 feet using spinners and nightcrawlers. However, don’t neglect trying crankbaits. What’s exciting is that some nicer-sized fish are starting to show up, as well. Most boats are finding limits.

    *Garrison: Work shallow throughout the east end of Lake Sakakawea using a variety of presentations for walleye.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains fair for walleye but the best success continues to be around Douglas or Ellwein bays. However, anglers might also want to try Sakakawea State Park Marina or along the north shore at Steinke Bay. The best depths seem to be in 4 to 12 feet.

    *South shore: Work 9 to 13 around Beaver and Beulah bays for walleye using chartreuse crankbaits.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers are finding improving walleye success in 8 to 18 feet using spinners with smelt, leeches, or nightcrawlers. Work the north end of the Arm.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge is 21,000 cubic feet per second (CFS). Lake elevation on July 8 was 1,844.76.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 603 CFS while river stage is at .83 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 6.63 while it is flowing at a rate of 14,000 CFS.

     

     

     

  • July 1st 2015

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort:  Anglers are enjoying an improving walleye bite. Try working the south shore in 9 to 15 feet.

    *Garrison: Finally, the east end of Lake Sakakawea is improving for walleye. Try inside the bays themselves, including Garrison, Douglas, Steinke, and deTrobriand bays, in 12 feet and shallower using a variety of presentation and bait. Some smallmouth bass are more active with continued pike activity with warming water.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is fair for walleye in Douglas Bay in 4 to 12 feet. However, anglers might also want to try Ellwein or Isaak bays along the south shore. Some activity on the east end but most success remains west. Salmon success remains limited but look for improving activity with warmer water temperatures.

    *South shore: Anglers are finding improving walleye activity. Work shallow in 7 to 10 feet using spinners with nightcrawlers around Beaver Bay. In general, though, most areas are showing some success.

    *Van Hook Arm: Parshall, Van Hook Arm, and Shell Bay are all producing walleye. Work 6 to 25 feet using spinners, Lindy rigs, or crankbaits with better success on breezy days.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge remains at 21,000 cubic feet per second (CFS). The lake continues on the rise with an elevation of 1,844.35 feet above mean sea level July 1.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 1,300 CFS while river stage is 1.75 feet – it’s really rocking and rolling with recent rains coming in.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 8.23 while it is flowing at a rate of 21,200 CFS.

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