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

  • August 3rd 2016

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Welcome, anglers and families, to the annual Bite Me! Fishing Tournament hosted Aug. 6 and 7 by Indian Hills Resort. Have fun and enjoy your time on the water – and good luck. Elsewhere on Lake Sakakawea, 4 Bears is hosting a tournament on Lake Sakakawea Aug. 5 and 6. CANDISC, Cycle Around North Dakota in Sakakawea Country, kicks off Aug. 6 from Garrison, returning Aug. 13. Next week, the annual Beulah Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry takes place Aug. 11 at Riverside Park.

               Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are enjoying fair to good walleye success throughout much of the area around the Hills. Try 20 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers.

    *Van Hook Arm: Look for continued fair to good walleye activity in the Van Hook Arm with the river portion producing quite well, too. Try a variety of depths with a variety of presentations.

    *Garrison: Anglers are finding continued walleye success in 3 to 23 feet throughout much of the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Seriously, it really doesn’t make much difference for presentations -   try any variety because just about anything is producing success.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains good throughout the east end for walleye but move around. Try crankbaits in 8 to 10 feet or move deeper for fish suspended in 30 feet around Steinke or Douglas bays along the north shore, Ellwein Bay and Alcatraz on the south side, or 7 Sisters. There are some nice salmon coming from 80 to 100 feet with several in the 8- to 15-pound range. However, the bite is a little inconsistent. Try flashers and squids but look for herring success soon. Anglers are also seeing some occasional success using spoons.

    *South shore: There remains fair to good walleye success using slow death hooks with nightcrawlers but the fish are running on the smaller side. Try Nishu Bay on the north shore or farther west along the south side.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain consistent at 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with its elevation at 1,841.13 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is trickling at 39 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 2.78 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 3,010 CFS.

     

  • July 15th 2016

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: The east end of Lake Sakakawea will be busy this week with the North Dakota Governor’s Cup Fishing Derby underway July 15 and 16, so it could be a great time – and yet another reason – to head to the Hills for a weekend. The Mandaree Powwow is July 14 – 16. Next weekend, July 22 and 23, will also be busy when the Dakota Walleye Classic fishing tournament takes place, based out of Beulah Bay.

               Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Continued good walleye success in 12 to 16 feet using nightcrawlers. There is some action along the north side flats.

    *Van Hook Arm: Continued fair success in the Van Hook Arm. Try variety of presentations in 10 to 25 feet working farther south in the Van Hook Arm.

    *Garrison: Try 15 to 20 feet with crankbaits or Lindy rigs with a variety of bait for walleye on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Success slowed but that could be weather-related.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains fair for walleye along the north shore with areas west a little more consistent. Try 12 to 15 feet but there is some success in the shallows. Look for some activity along the south shore but the north side is more consistent. In addition, anglers are finding occasional success from shore for smallmouth bass and an occasional pike and walleye. A few salmon are finally showing up in 60 to 80 feet over deeper water using flashers and squids.

    *South shore: Success and activity slowed but look for more anglers with stable weather. Try nightcrawlers in deeper water, 12 to 16 feet along Beaver or Nishu bays.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases has dropped slightly to 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with its elevation at 1,842.19 feet above mean sea level, a bit of a rise in lake levels with recent rains.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 719 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 3.94 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 5,560 CFS.

     

  • June 10th 2016

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Fishing tournaments abound this weekend. For example, Van Hook Arm and Hazen Bay host tournaments June 10 and 11. On the east end, Sportsmen’s Centennial Park also is the home base for a tournament. This weekend is also an opportunity to raise cancer awareness by attending the 17th Annual Coal Country Relay for Life on June 10 in Beulah or the McLean County Relay for Life at Garrison High School. The Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation annual Four-Person Scramble begins at 8 a.m. at the Hazen Golf Course on June 13.

               Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding some nice-sized walleye working along the south shore. Try nightcrawlers with Lindy rigs around 10 feet.

    *Van Hook Arm: Mixed reports are coming from the Van Hook Arm with some anglers finding an improving walleye bite. Try 15 feet mixing up bait, although leeches seem to be producing best and try the northwest corner of the Van Hook Arm or the flats.

    *Garrison: Look for continued fair walleye success on Lake Sakakawea with most anglers working Douglas Bay. There is some success throughout much of the east end, however. Try 5 to 15 feet with a variety of presentations.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains fair to good for walleye, especially Douglas Bay. Most success is scattered along the north shore with an occasional fish along the south shore. There is OK pike success.

    *South shore: Walleye activity is picking up. Anglers might want to try the south shore’s Little Soldier Bay or Nishu Bay on the north side using Lindy rigs or jigs with minnows in 5 to 12 feet.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at 21.000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with its elevation at 1,840.33 feet above mean sea level.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 9.07 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 24,500 CFS.

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