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

  • September 6th 2017

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding steady walleye success by working deeper water in 25 to 35 feet. There is a definite switch to minnows and it’s important to move around.

    *Van Hook Arm: Walleye success slowed but anglers are still finding fish, just working longer at it. Try 16 to 20 feet throughout the Van Hook Arm and by the river around New Town but it’s also worth a try around Fox Island or 8-Pound Flats.

    *Garrison: Look for somewhat improving walleye success around Garrison, Steinke, and Douglas bays, as well as the guard camp on Lake Sakakawea. Anglers are also finding continued fair success in Parshall Bay.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is producing improving salmon success from boats. Try 80 to 100 feet using flashers and squids or herring along the face of the dam over to Deadman’s Bay with most fish coming from Government Bay to Deadman’s Bay. There is also some morning salmon success working shallower water longlining with crankbaits. Walleye remain inconsistent but there is a bit of an improving bite. Try spinners and bottom bouncers or vertical jigging in 30 to 35 feet and move around.

    *South shore: Walleye success is becoming a little more inconsistent. Work 25 to 35 feet and move around to graph fish.

     

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at 32.500 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,842.64 feet above mean sea level, dropping slightly as the drawdown for winter continues.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is trickling at 7.3 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 3.76 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 5,540 CFS.

     

  • August 23rd 2017

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Walleye success slowed recently although anglers are still finding some fish if they continue working areas. Work deeper in 25 to 40 feet.

    *Van Hook Arm: Look for continued fair walleye success, although the bite seems to have slowed slightly. Try Lindy rigs and nightcrawlers or jigging raps throughout much of the Van Hook Arm. We’re also moving to the time of the year when anglers can look for a switch to minnows for bait.

    *Garrison: Anglers are finding inconsistent walleye success on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Try around the north side of Mallard Island in 20 to 40 feet or Douglas Bay. However, there is improving salmon success along Riverdale Bluffs, face of the dam, and Alcatraz.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains inconsistent for walleye on the east end. Try 15 to 32 feet using spinners and nightcrawlers. However, there is some better salmon success. Try 80 feet and deeper down to 100 feet over 100 feet and deeper with white flashers and white squids. The best success is from Government to Deadman’s bays.

    *South shore: Mixed walleye reports are coming in with better success along the north shore in 25 to 35 feet. Try crankbaits. Move around and if you’re not locating fish, try farther west. In general, anglers are working harder for fish but still finding some success.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases are 33,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,844.2 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 80 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 4.3 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 6,970 CFS.

     

  • 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. 

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