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.


Weekly Fishing Report

  • May 28th 2015

    Before we get to the fishing report I wanted to share with you the good news!! Tolly AKA Mom, was chosen to be a member of the ND Fishing Hall of Fame!! We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her love of fishing and the outdoors. If you would like to send her a note about your memories of her, Indian Hills, and the influence she had on all of us,  she would be thrilled! You can send them to the resort. 7276 14th St NW Garrison ND 58540  

    Now on to fishing. I heard a few good reports from the larger bays.  Minnows in 8-14 ft.

    *South shore: Walleye success remains limited but try working either extremely shallow or deep in 40 feet. Better success seems to be farther east towards Sakakawea State Park.

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding improving activity on Lake Sakakawea with a mix of pike, walleye, and bass starting to show up. Work back bays to the west of the resort, including the Little Missouri Arm and McKenzie Bay. The key is to locate warm water.

    *Van Hook Arm: Best walleye success remains west of New Town using jigs and nightcrawlers or crankbaits. Work shallow using jigs or Lindy rigs with minnows in the Van Hook Arm, which was slow but started showing improving walleye success over Memorial Day weekend. Reports are starting to come in with anglers catching some walleye in 18 to 20 feet. Try the midsection of the Arm but water temperatures remain cool. Anglers are marking fish but the bite is light. Look for better activity with warmer water temperatures. Some pike success continues from shore.

    *Garrison: Lake Sakakawea is improving with a few walleye starting to show up and anglers are finding fair to good smallmouth bass success. Try jigs and minnows in less than 14 feet. There is some walleye success from shore, as well.

    *Pick City:  The east end of Lake Sakakawea is producing scattered walleye numbers but still somewhat slow overall. Try Steinke or Douglas bays. Look for some salmon along the face of the dam.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge is 22,000 cubic feet per second (CFS), a steady rate over the past week or so. Its elevation is 1,838.38 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 109 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 8.03 feet while it’s flowing at a rate of 20,300 CFS.



  • February 24th 2015

    It was great to see you all at the Bismarck Sport Show Feb. 20-22nd.  We will be in Minot March 13-15th for the KXMB Sport Show and hope many of you can stop in! The reports for 2015 fishing season are looking great. The water level is holding at approx. 1839 and the bait fish are doing well. Reservations are coming in daily so please don't wait to book your favorite site or cabins. Weekly reports will be posted as the season nears, and if you would like to receive them via email just subscribe below.

  • September 10th 2014

    Here is what’s happening this week. Well, folks we’re winding down another great season at Indian Hills and we want to thank everyone for visiting us. The store is now closed but the campground is open until Oct. 15 but cabins will be available until Nov. 1. Be sure to make your plans early for the 2015 season and remember that Indian Hills is a great location for gatherings and just plain relaxing. Thanks again and we hope to see you next year. Have a great fall and winter. *Indian Hills Resort: Lake Sakakawea’s elevation on Sept. 10 is 1,845 feet above mean sea level. Anglers are finding fair walleye success working deep in 35 to 40 feet. Try the slides using crankbaits or jigs and minnows. *Van Hook Arm: There is scattered walleye success in 30 feet and deeper. Try minnows or nightcrawlers or deep-diving crankbaits around Shell Village. Anglers won’t find many fish but a few nice-sized ones are showing up. Fair to good catfish success continues from shore. *Garrison: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains spotty for walleye. Try working a mix of shallow in 6 feet or as deep as 35 feet. Some success is starting with minnows. *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea continues producing some salmon in 85 feet and deeper using flashers and squids or flashers and flies. Try the face of the dam, Government Bay, or Pochant Bay. However, the walleye bite remains tough on the east end with better success at Douglas Bay or west using a variety of presentations. *South shore: Not many are anglers out and those going are finding slow walleye activity. Try the north shore with crankbaits in 35 to 45 feet. North Dakota Rivers Report, featuring Lake Sakakawea’s two major tributaries: *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge is 26,000 cubic feet per second (CFS). *Little Missouri River, Trotters: The streamflow average is 573 CFS while river stage is 0.74 feet. *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. gauge: The river stage is 5.84 feet with streamflow at 10,500 CFS.

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