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

  • 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.

     

  • June 12th 2019

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Lake Sakakawea is busy this weekend with fishing tournaments slated for June 15 at Beulah Bay, Fort Stevenson State Park, and Sportsmen Centennial. In addition, Beulah hosts its annual roughrider Motorcycle Summer Bash June 15. That is also the day for the annual Camp of the Cross Summer Quilt Auction. Viewing begins at 9:30 a.m. with the auction getting underway at 10 a.m. at Garrison High School. Garrison Fire Department hosts its annual Father’s Day Fly-in Breakfast at the Garrison City Airport on June 16 with serving from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Twin Buttes Powwow Celebration festivities take place June 14 – 16.

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Walleye are starting to move eastward with improving success around Deepwater and Parshall bays. Look for better success closer to Indian Hills as water temperatures continue to warm. Anglers might want to try minnows and nightcrawlers with some success now coming on leeches.

    *Van Hook Arm: The Van Hook Arm is good for walleye in 8 to 24 feet. Work structure and move around with success coming throughout the Arm. Anglers are pitching jigs in shallow water but also try nightcrawler harnesses or slow death hooks in deeper water.

    *Garrison: Anglers are finding improving walleye activity on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Try back bays and the mouth of bays in 3 to 15 feet using a variety of presentations as it transitions into a typical summer bite.

    *Pick City: Try pitching jigs up shallow with nightcrawlers or plastics along the north shore of Lake Sakakawea on the east end for walleye. However, it’s also worth a try using slow death hooks. Pike anglers are still finding success casting crankbaits from shore.

    *South shore: Anglers are enjoying a little more promising walleye success around Nishu, Douglas, and Beaver bays. The bite is starting to transition from jigs and minnows to spinners and bottom bouncer and nightcrawlers in 8 to 15 feet.

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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 1,850.15 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 24,100 feet above mean sea level. With mountain runoff now coming in the lake will be high again this year but high water access remains available.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 857 CFS with a river stage of 0.78.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 14.03 feet while flows are running 59,500 CFS.  

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