Indian Hills Resort

Celebrating 35 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 21st 2019

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers will want to work deep in 40 to 50 feet for walleye with long snells and nightcrawlers. However, just remember to keep any of those fish caught from that depth because they don’t survive coming up from deep water. Try the south side with several 20-plus-inch fish being taken. It’s, a matter of quality more so than quantity, which is different than what it’s been throughout much of the summer.

    *Van Hook Arm: Walleye activity slowed. Work as deep as 40 feet but also move up shallow less than 10 feet with little success in between. Overall success is spotty so it’s best to move around and try a variety of presentations.

    *Garrison: Look for continued fair walleye success in 20 to 40 feet along main lake points on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Be sure to try various presentations, though. Salmon anglers are finding an occasional fish along the south shore but overall it’s still slow.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is fair to good for walleye on the east end but move around to locate active fish. Anglers should work 18 to 20 feet with a morning bite around Steinke Bay, 7 Sisters, Wolf Creek, or Douglas Bay using a slow death hook and bottom bouncer with nightcrawlers. However, also try using a Lindy presentation with a slow death hook. Salmon remain spotty. Try a variety of presentations with the best success still around Government Bay up to Deadman’s but look for a move to the face of the dam in coming weeks.

    *South shore: Walleye activity slowed with fish scattered and they’re still in deeper water. Try 35 feet or more using bottom bouncers and nightcrawlers. The key is to move around, although anglers are finding good numbers of small walleye.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases are running 45,600 cubic feet per second (CFS) with Lake Sakakawea’s elevation at 1,849.54 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average has slowed to 548 CFS and river stage is dropping to 0.14.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 4.8 feet while flows are running 7,790 CFS.

     

  • July 26th 2019

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding good numbers of small walleye. You’ll want to sort through the catch for those keepers, which are there when putting in time on the water. Try 15 to 30 feet using Lindy rigs or spinners and bottom bouncers and leeches or nightcrawlers along the south shore.

    *Van Hook Arm: There is fair to good walleye success in 17 to 22 feet using spinners or Lindy rigs with leeches or nightcrawlers. Move around throughout the Van Hook Arm. The fish are scattered day-to-day with good numbers of small walleye. However, there are some nice keepers mixed in.

    *Garrison: Look for fair walleye success on the east end of Lake Sakakawea but the fish seem to have moved deeper – anywhere from 18 to 30 feet. Experiment with a variety of presentations.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is producing walleye on the east end with the best success in the morning before 10 a.m. Try crankbaits in 16 to 20 feet and Lindy rigs or spinners with bottoms bouncers with live bait. Also try working main lake points along Steinke or Governments bays or Sakakawea State Park. The best success remains west in the midsection, though. More salmon anglers are testing the east end. Try 65 to 80 feet for salmon with a variety of presentations. Most anglers are working north of Government Bay.

    *South shore: Anglers will want to work deeper for walleye in 25 to 30 feet. However, there are still a few in shallow water. Try pitching jigs when working shallow or Lindy rigs and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers while working deeper out. Try outside points of bays along the south shore.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases are running 46,400 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,852.12 feet above mean sea level, a slight decrease in elevation over the last few days. .

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 664 CFS with a river stage of 0.4 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 8.46 feet while flows are running 22,800 CFS.

  • July 17th 2019

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Bouncing weather patterns seem to be creating inconsistent walleye success. Try the south flats or work north shore points but there isn’t much consistency to finding success. Look for improving success with leeches but most anglers are still using nightcrawlers.

    *Van Hook Arm: Walleye success slowed although anglers are finding a lot of non-keeper 8- to 10-inch fish. Try extremely shallow pitching jigs into the trees and weeds or work deep in 35 feet or more with spinners and nightcrawlers.

    *Garrison: Look for continued fair walleye success from Fort Stevenson State Park to Highway 83 on Lake Sakakawea working shallow and moving out to deeper water. Try throwing jigs and plastics or bait up towards the shallow shorelines or 12 to 18 feet along sunken humps with variety of presentations.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains inconsistent with some walleye success on the east end. Try slow death rigs with nightcrawlers or plastics. The bite is light so also try Lindy rigs. Work the Riverdale Bluffs, east end of Mallard Island, Wolf Creek, 7 Sisters, or Douglas Bay. Try pitching jigs up towards shore with larger fish in the weeds in Douglas Bay. Try 80 feet with a variety of presentations for salmon from the Riverdale Bluffs to Deadman’s Bay but also work the face of the dam.

    *South shore: Anglers are finding continued fair walleye success. Try the mouth of Nishu Bay and other north shore points in 12 to 18 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers. However, some success is starting with crankbaits.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases are running 46,200 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,852.2 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is rushing at 1,370 CFS after recent thundershowers while river stage is 1.61 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 10.51 feet while flows are running 34,100 CFS.

     

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