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 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. 

  • July 19th 2017

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Headquartered in Garrison, the North Dakota Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby takes place Friday and Saturday. With fishing so good throughout the lake there is plenty of room for tournament and non-tournament anglers, alike, so plan to head to “the Hills” this weekend. Be sure to get your application in early for the August Bite Me fishing tournament headquartered right here at Indian Hills.

    Fishing

    *Indian Hills Resort: Anglers are enjoying good walleye success. Work deeper water - down to 20 to 25 feet - using just a plain hook with nightcrawlers and bottom bouncers. However, you might also want to try Lindy rigs. There are good numbers of smaller fish with the larger ones hanging more so in the deeper water. Work the general area around Indian Hills with success throughout the region.

    *Van Hook Arm: Look for continued good walleye success in a variety of sizes with several fish up to 25 inches in length. Try a variety of presentations and move around with success throughout the Van Hook Arm and midsection. The larger fish are coming from the deeper water, though.

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

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea is producing nice numbers of small salmon along the face of Garrison Dam using flashers and squids. In addition, the east end is enjoying an improving walleye bite. Try 15 to 20 feet using a variety of presentations. One technique would be to work shallow in about 8 feet casting jigs towards shore. However, better success for anglers seems to be coming from deeper water.  

    *South shore: Look for improving walleye success around Nishu Bay along the north shore. Try leeches or nightcrawlers and work a variety of depths from 8 to 20 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 33,000 cubic feet per second (CFS), a slight reduction over the past week, with Lake Sakakawea’s elevation at 1,846.53 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 44.1 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 8.24 feet while flowing at a rate of 21,760 CFS.

     

  • July 12th 2017

    Fishing

    The Bite Me Invite Applications are on our website. This year we will have a deadline of Aug 11th.

    *Indian Hills Resort: Look for good walleye activity with the best success in the morning hours when it’s cooler and less windy. Try 14 to 18 feet using Lindy rigs and nightcrawlers but it doesn’t hurt to mix it up a bit with crankbaits. Stay on an area and work it hard once fish are located.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers are enjoying continued good walleye success. Try 10 to 20 feet throughout the Van Hook Arm using Lindy rigs and leeches or slow death hooks and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers. Minnows are not producing much success.

    *Garrison: Walleye are moving into shallower water following the baitfish, although some are still out in 12 to 20 feet. Move around throughout the east end of Lake Sakakawea.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea slowed on the east end for walleye. Move around and try a variety of depths, including jigging in the shallows or trolling in deeper water. Salmon anglers are finding an occasional salmon but depths vary greatly.  

    *South shore: Walleye success along the south shore is slowly beginning to improve. Try 11 to 20 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 34,500 cubic feet per second (CFS) with an elevation of Lake Sakakawea at 1,846.64 feet above mean sea level.

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average continues trickling at 91.5 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont.: The Yellowstone’s river stage is 9.18 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 26,000 CFS. 

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