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 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.

  • June 18th 2015

    The best report came in yesterday! A quick limit of nice walleye came out of 7 feet of water on lindy rigs and worms. Just inside the bays have been good.

    I was told that we could see nearly 3 more feet of water this summer. Approximately 1 foot per week.

    *Indian Hills Resort: Lake Sakakawea continues to be on the rise with mountain runoff and recent rains contributing to an elevation of 1,842.26 feet above mean sea level. Anglers are finding somewhat improving walleye success with better activity still in the bays where there is warmer water. Try 7 to 11 feet with jigs and minnows but crankbaits or Lindy rigs and nightcrawlers are also starting to produce some success.

    *Van Hook Arm: Good numbers of 16- to 20-inch walleye are now showing up using a variety of presentations working down to 15 feet, perhaps thanks to warmer water temperatures throughout much of the Van Hook Arm. 

    *Garrison: Anglers need to be versatile on Lake Sakakawea with no one presentation producing over the other. Work as shallow as 5 to 8 feet or as deep as 15 feet. Lots of pike activity remains from the Camp of the Cross throughout Douglas Bay.

    *Pick City:  Lake Sakakawea is producing somewhat of a walleye bite in Silo Bay with continued success in Douglas Bay. Try 3 to 12 feet in warmer water using minnows or nightcrawlers with jigs or Lindy rigs.

     Here is what’s happening in the area this week: Beulah’s Riverside Park is the home of the annual Roughrider Motorcycle Summer Bash June 20 while the Garrison Fire Department hosts its annual Fly-in Breakfast at the Garrison Airport on Father’s Day, June 21. It’s a great fundraiser for a great group of volunteers. Color and dancing abound June 21 through June 23 with the Twin Buttes Powwow June 18 through the 21st.  

     

               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).

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 795 CFS while river stage is at 1.12 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 12.5 feet while it’s flowing at a rate of 44,800 CFS.

     

  • June 10th 2015

     

    The lake is coming up as water from last week’s rain enters the system, along with the start of mountain runoff. By June 10, the elevation had increased to 1,840.69 feet above mean sea level (MSL).

     

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Lake Sakakawea will be busy this coming weekend with fishing tournaments at both Hazen Bay and the Van Hook Arm on June 12 and 13. For those interested in hitting the links, your June 13 golf outing could be at the Hazen course where it will be the site of the annual 4-person Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation Scramble.

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding improving walleye activity around the Hills. Try 10 to 12 feet in the bays using Lindy rigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass are extremely active working shallow in 2 feet with surface rigs.

    *Garrison: Stable weather is helping to improve walleye success on the east end of Lake Sakakawea with most activity around Douglas and Garrison bays or deTrobriand Island. Also try east around 7 Sisters, the humps, and Steinke Bay using a variety of bait presentations with jigs or Lindy rigs.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is producing walleye in the back bays of Douglas Bay with success still somewhat slow elsewhere on the east end.

    *South shore: Anglers are finding improving small walleye success in Beaver Bay on the south shore and Douglas Bay on the north shore.

    *Van Hook Arm: The walleye bite took off in the Van Hook Arm. Try shallow in 5 to 10 feet using a variety of presentations.

               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).

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 464 CFS while river stage is at 0.58 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 13.68 while it is flowing at a rate of 52,200 CFS.

     

     

     

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