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 3rd 2015

    *Indian Hills Resort: Lake Sakakawea’s elevation is 1,842.58 feet above mean sea level. The area around Indian Hills remains fair for walleye using live bait in 20 to 30 feet with minnows starting to produce success. Move around with fish grouping around structured areas.

    *Garrison: Lake Sakakawea remains fair for walleye working throughout much of the east end. Look for a switch to crankbaits with fish suspended in deeper water. Move around to look baitfish and then stay on them. Anglers might also want to try live bait with spinners in 20 to 22 feet. A few salmon are coming from along the face of the dam and Government Bay.

    *Pick City: The east end of Lake Sakakawea remains good for walleye. Move around but try Steinke Bay, 7 Sisters, deTrobriand, Douglas, and Ellwein bays or Pick City Island in a range of depths from 4 to 30 feet using slow depth hooks and nightcrawlers. Salmon remain fair with most anglers catching a fish or 2 in 65 to 110 feet over deeper water. Last weekend’s wind spread them out but try flashers and squids around Riverdale Bluffs or Government Bay. There is also a good bite in the bays for some nice-sized smallmouth bass.

    *South shore: Work the high walls around Beulah Bay and towards the west in 20 to 35 feet for walleye with bigger fish still coming on nightcrawlers.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers are finding hit-and-miss small walleye success. Try working deep in 25 to 30 feet. The walleye are scattered so move around a lot.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge remains at 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS).

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 100 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 3.42 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 3,900 CFS.

     

  • August 20th 2015

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: The Bite Me tournament was another success. Thanks to all of the participants and congratulations to the winners. Fort Stevenson State Park will be busy Aug. 22 when the park located south of Garrison hosts its annual Regatta and the Beach Party. Sakakawea State Park hosts the annual Salmon Derby.

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Lake Sakakawea’s elevation is 1,843.35 feet above mean sea level. Anglers continue finding fair walleye success. Try a variety of depths ranging from crankbaits in 8 to 10 feet or jigs or spinners in 25 to 30 feet working the inside of the bays. Anglers might also want to try working around Tolly’s Point or as far west as Deepwater Bay.

    *Garrison: Continued good walleye success on the east end of Lake Sakakawea working a variety of depths. Try working throughout the east end or west in Douglas Bay. There is improving salmon success in 45 to 95 feet along the face of the dam or Riverdale Bluffs.

    *Pick City: Lake Sakakawea remains fair to good for walleye in 10 to 25 feet but be sure to also try shallower or deeper. Try 7 Sisters, Steinke Bay, Sportsmen’s Centennial, Mallard Island, or west around Douglas Bay or Pick City working west along the south shore. Walleye are generally found throughout much of the east end. Work 65 to 95 feet around Deadman’s, Pochant, or Government bays with a move to the face of the dam for salmon using flashers and squids or herring. The fish are nice-sized with some salmon weighing more than 10 pounds.

    *South shore: Look for somewhat improving walleye success. Try 8 to 12 feet using nightcrawlers along the north shore, especially Nishu Bay. Be sure to also try Expansion Bay on the south shore.

    *Van Hook Arm: Anglers are finding spotty walleye success in the Van Hook Arm. Try working deeper in 18 to 25 feet using spinners or Lindy rigs. There are fair numbers of small walleye but anglers need to sort through for the keepers.

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

    *Missouri River: Garrison Dam average daily discharge is 20,000 cubic feet per second (CFS).

    *Little Missouri River, Long X Bridge: The streamflow average is 123 CFS.

    *Yellowstone River, Sidney, Mont. The Yellowstone’s river stage is 3.6 feet while it is flowing at a rate of 4,390 CFS.

     

     

  • August 12th 2015

    Here is what is happening in the area this week: Welcome, everyone, to Indian Hills’ annual Bite Me! fishing tournament on Aug. 15.  WE currently have 27 teams officially registered! So get your apps in ASAP!We look forward to a great weekend of fishing.

    Also, Hazen’s community pitchfork fondue takes place at the Hazen Golf Course Aug. 18.

    Fishing:

    *Indian Hills Resort: Lake Sakakawea’s elevation is 1,843.62cubic feet above mean sea level (CFS). The big lake is slowing starting its typical summer decline in elevation.   Fish are scattered in 20-25 feet. Slow presentations worked well. expect to spent a full day to find a good limit. The north side has picked up

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