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 15th 2017

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers will want to work deeper in 20 to 35 feet for walleye with scattered success. Move around and don’t stay in one location too long.

    *Van Hook Arm: Look for continued fair to good walleye success but fish seem to have moved deeper into 22 to 35 feet. Try Lindy rigs or spinners and bottom bouncers with increasing success on minnows along with some success using crankbaits. Nightcrawlers are still producing some success, however, so don’t neglect bringing them along.

    *Garrison: The east end of Lake Sakakawea is producing walleye around Mallard Island. Try working 17 to 30 feet. Douglas Bay is spottier lately, however. Salmon along the east end remain slow.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea is inconsistent for walleye. Try anywhere from 8 to 32 feet with more fish appearing to be in deeper water. It seems that walleye are moving day-to-day and aren’t in any location with consistency. Try spinners, Lindy rigs, or slow death hooks. The best success remains west in the midsection. However, there is improving success around Nishu Bay. Salmon along the east end remain slow. Try working at least 80 to 120 feet over 100 to 140 feet using flashers and squids. Areas to try include along the Riverdale Bluffs over to Deadman’s Bay. A nice bright spot is that smallmouth bass remain active.

    *South shore: The best walleye success remains west along the north shore around the midsection of the lake. Try nightcrawlers in 20 to 35 feet.

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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 33,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,845.12 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 527 CFS and is at a river stage of 0.7 feet.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 4.7 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 8,140 CFS. 

  • August 9th 2017

                Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Look for continued walleye success. Try Pepsi Point, the beacon, or across at the pump house in 18 to 25 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers continue enjoying good walleye success throughout the Van Hook Arm. Work a little farther south and deeper in 16 to 25 feet using leeches or nightcrawlers. Leeches are becoming harder to get, however, but are still producing the best.

    *Garrison: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains fair for walleye, including Steinke or Garrison bays, the east end embankment, and Douglas Bay. Try a variety of presentations in 6 to 25 feet. The best success remains farther west but anglers will find a lot of fishing pressure there, as well.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is producing pockets of walleye in a variety of depths and locations. Try nightcrawlers or some crankbaits. The east end is still inconsistent with fish moving in and out during the day. Salmon are also inconsistent. Try 60 to 85 feet from the bottom to that depth over deep water with flashers and squid. The bigger fish seem to be in Deadman’s or Government bays in deeper water.

    *South shore: Anglers might want to try working in a little deeper with the best success still farther west of Beulah Bay for walleye. Try nightcrawlers or leeches.

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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 33,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,845.58 feet above mean sea level, so we’re starting to see a drop in elevation after peaking earlier in July.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 70.4 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 5.32 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 10,100 CFS. 

  • July 26th 2017

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: There is still time to register on our website for our Bite Me fishing tournament slated for Aug. 19. Speaking of tournaments, the Beulah Bay-based Dakota Walleye Classic is July 28 and 29. Fishing tournaments based out of Hazen Bay and the Van Hook Arm are also taking place July 29.

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers will want to work deeper down to 20 to 25 feet using a plain hook with nightcrawlers and bottom bouncers but it might also prove beneficial to try Lindy rigs. There are good numbers of smaller fish with larger ones hanging more so in the deeper water. Work the general area with success throughout the region.

    *Van Hook Arm: Look for continued good walleye success with fish in a variety of sizes up to 25 inches. Try a mix of presentations and move around with success throughout the Van Hook Arm and midsection. Bigger fish seem to be hanging in deeper water.

    *Garrison: The east end of Lake Sakakawea continues improving for walleye from the U.S. Highway 83 embankment working any distance to the west.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea walleye are on the move in a variety of depths from 8 feet in the weeds out to 15 feet. Try jigs or crankbaits in shallower water or slow death rigs and bottom bouncers with long snells in deeper water. However, the better success remains farther west. Anglers are finding increasing salmon success along the face of the dam in 60 to 70 feet for smaller fish. Deadman’s Bay is producing somewhat larger ones in 80 feet. Mix it up and try a variety of presentations.

    *South shore: Work the north shore for walleye in 20 to 25 feet. Try crankbaits or leeches for any live bait presentation.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases are holding at 33,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,8946.34 feet above mean sea level, a slight drop over the past week.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is trickling away at 61.8 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 7.28 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 17,700 CFS. 

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