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

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • 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.

     

     

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