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

  • July 25th 2018

     

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: This section of Lake Sakakawea will be busy with the Dakota Walleye Classic taking place July 27 and 28. With boats launching out of Beulah Bay, the Hills remains a great place to stay as well as launch, though. Citywide Crazy Days takes place in Hazen July 26.

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Fair to good walleye success continues. Try along the south side or Goat Island and Pepsi Point on the north shore with nightcrawlers or jumbo leeches. However, a few anglers are now finding success with minnows.

    *Van Hook Arm: Look for continued fair to good for walleye success with fish moving deeper in 20 to 25 feet. Try long Lindy rigs and leeches along Joe’s Bar or south of Fox Island. Overall anglers are working a little harder but they’re still finding success.

    *Garrison: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains good for walleye from Douglas Bay to the east end embankment along U.S. Highway 83. Work main lake structure or the bays in about 22 feet using bottom bouncers with snells and nightcrawlers or leeches. However, anglers should also try crankbaits or slow death hooks.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains good for walleye but there isn’t much of a pattern. Move around although Steinke and Douglas bays remain good on the north shore along with 5 Fingers and Alcatraz and Isaak Bay on the south side. Try slow death hooks with nightcrawlers or crankbaits in 18 to 20 feet but don’t neglect working shallow water, as well. A few salmon are starting to show up in 60 to 80 feet over deeper water but there aren’t many salmon anglers yet. Try Deadmans or Government bays.    

    *South shore: Anglers continue finding good walleye success. Try 20 to 30 feet using slow death hooks with nightcrawlers or leeches, if available.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases have dropped to 57,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,851.74 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 181 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 6.96 feet while flows are running 16,200 CFS.

     

  • July 18th 2018

    Fishing Report

    *Indian Hills Resort: Look for continued good walleye success in 8 to 18 feet throughout the Indian Hills area using nightcrawlers with slow death hooks or spinners. Slow death hooks are really proving to be successful for many anglers. Reports of good limits coming from the sand flats west and east, with in a few miles or the bay. 

    *Van Hook Arm: Walleye activity continues throughout the Van Hook Arm working 16 to 20 feet - and deeper - using spinners and bottom bouncers or slow death hooks with leeches or nightcrawlers.

    *Garrison: Fair to good walleye success continues throughout much of the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Try a variety of depths from shallow out to 30 feet, working structure with spinners or slow death hooks.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains fair for walleye in 18 to 22 feet using a variety of bait with Lindy rig but anglers will still want to try jigging in the shallows. Areas to work include deTrobriand, Douglas, or Steinke bays along the north shore, Mallard Island, or Isaak Bay on the south side with anglers still finding the better success farther west. There is limited salmon success and angler numbers but try 70 to 80-foot depths.

    *South shore: Anglers continue enjoying fair to good walleye success. Try 18 to 25 feet using crankbaits or slow death hooks and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers, working traditional south shore areas.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam’s average daily releases remain at 60,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) with Lake Sakakawea at an elevation of 1,852.49 feet above mean sea level. The big lake is starting its descent after peaking at its third highest elevation in history.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is trickling along at 113 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 8.28 feet while flows are running 22,100 CFS.

  • July 11th 2018

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are finding a steady walleye bite in 16 to 22 feet. Try spinners or Lindy rigs with a variety of bait around the sand flats, pump house, Red Butte Bay, and Indian Hills area.

    *Van Hook Arm: The bite is still on in the midsection - good walleye success continues using nightcrawlers or leeches and a variety of presentations. Fish are scattered throughout the Arm from Shell up to Fox Island and throughout the general area.

    *Garrison: Anglers might want to continue working shallow but also try the main lake in deeper water in 25 to 40 feet on the east end of Lake Sakakawea. Move around and experiment with depths and locations if the bite isn’t on and be sure to mix it up with a variety of presentations and bait.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea is a bit inconsistent for walleye with fish moving and they aren’t concentrated. Overall success is fair, though, with anglers using live bait or crankbaits in 18 feet. Try the weed beds yet, though, as well. Areas to try include main lake points in deeper water or Steinke or Douglas bays working shallow weed beds. There has been little salmon activity and success yet.

    *South shore: Look for improving walleye success throughout the area, including the pump house and Nishu and Renner bays. The bite has moved from minnows to nightcrawlers in 15 to 20 feet using spinners and bottom bouncers. Bring lots of tackle with lots of snags and please watch for floating debris with the high lake levels.

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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 60,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) while Lake Sakakawea’s elevation continues creeping upward and is at 1,852.92 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 257 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 10.06 feet while flows are running 31,500 CFS.

    The list of area fishing tournaments for the weekend includes July 14 at McKenzie Bay, Wolf Creek, and the Van Hook Arm. Four Bears Marina also hosts a tournament July 18.

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