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 11th 2018

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding a steady walleye bite in 16 to 22 feet. Try spinners or Lindy rigs with a variety of bait around the sand flats, pump house, Red Butte Bay, and Indian Hills area.

    *Van Hook Arm: The bite is still on in the midsection - good walleye success continues using nightcrawlers or leeches and a variety of presentations. Fish are scattered throughout the Arm from Shell up to Fox Island and throughout the general area.

    *Garrison: Anglers might want to continue working shallow but also try the main lake in deeper water in 25 to 40 feet on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Move around and experiment with depths and locations if the bite isn’t on and be sure to mix it up with a variety of presentations and bait.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea is a bit inconsistent for walleye with fish moving and they aren’t concentrated. Overall success is fair, though, with anglers using live bait or crankbaits in 18 feet. Try the weed beds yet, though, as well. Areas to try include main lake points in deeper water or Steinke or Douglas bays working shallow weed beds. There has been little salmon activity and success yet.

    *South shore: Look for improving walleye success throughout the area, including the pump house and Nishu and Renner bays. The bite has moved from minnows to nightcrawlers in 15 to 20 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers. Bring lots of tackle with lots of snags and please watch for floating debris with the high lake levels.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at 60,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) while Lake Sakakawea’s elevation continues creeping upward and is at 1,852.92 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 257 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 10.06 feet while flows are running 31,500 CFS.

    The list of area fishing tournaments for the weekend includes July 14 at McKenzie Bay, Wolf Creek, and the Van Hook Arm. Four Bears Marina also hosts a tournament July 18.

    Fishing

  • June 27th 2018

    Fishing Report

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers continue finding improving walleye success. Try Pepsi Point, Medicine Stone, or Earthquake in 12 to 14 feet.

    *Van Hook Arm: It’s still a good bite in the Van Hook Arm with ongoing fair to good walleye success throughout much of the Van Hook, Arm and river portion of the lake. Mix it up with just about any combination of bait and presentations producing some success.

    *Garrison: Anglers are enjoying fair to good walleye success throughout much of the east end of Lake Sakakawea using a variety of presentations and bait. The key is to work in 8 to 10 feet in shallow, warm water. Move if there aren’t bites in about 20 minutes.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains generally fair along the north shore with improving success around Alcatraz. Anglers might also want to try 5 Fingers and look for south shore success to continue improving. Try trolling in 8 feet or casting towards the shoreline.

    *South shore: Walleye continue improving with the bite slowly turning to nightcrawlers more so than minnows. Try Beaver Bay working to the east. However, inconsistent weather created inconsistent success early in the week.

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

    *Missouri River: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased Garrison Dam’s average daily releases to 60,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,852.38 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 447 CFS while river stage is 0.49 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 14.10 feet while flows are running 57,400 CFS.

  • June 20th 2018

    Fishing Report

    *Indian Hills Resort: Look for improving walleye success around Pepsi Point and Medicine Stone. Anglers will want to continue working 14 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers with leeches or nightcrawlers although minnows are still producing occasional success.

    *Van Hook Arm: Continued fair to good walleye success remains throughout the Van Hook Arm and river portion of Lake Sakakawea. Try a variety of presentations with nightcrawlers or leeches working in shallow water yet.

    *Garrison: Anglers are enjoying fair to good walleye success throughout much of the east end of Lake Sakakawea using a variety of presentations and bait. The key is to work in 8 to 10 feet in shallow, warm water. Move if there aren’t bites in about 20 minutes.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea is fair to good but a little inconsistent for walleye – possibly due to last week’s wind and Saturday’s rain. Work shallow water tossing jigs and minnows, leeches, or nightcrawlers in Douglas, deTrobriand, or Steinke bays. Look for improving success along the south shore, as well.

    *South shore: Anglers are seeing some improving walleye success along the south shore with activity around Beaver Bay and the surrounding area. Try a mix of nightcrawlers or minnows with jigs although a few anglers are starting to find some success on Lindy rigs. Be sure to work the weeds.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases were increased this week to 52,000 CFS to help move abundant mountain runoff out of the river system. Lake Sakakawea’s elevation increased to 1,851.41 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 430 CFS with river stage at 0.50 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 13.19 feet while flows are running 51,500 CFS.

     

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