Duck Valley Fishing Report


January 28, 2019




Lake Billy Shaw is closed as of October 31, 2018.   Fishing season for both Sheep Creek Reservoir and Mountain View Reservoir are now open all year.  Ice fishing now allows up to 5 poles with a daily or annual fishing permit, not to accede 5 poles. Mountain View has 11 inches of ice, and Sheep Creek has 8 inches of ice.  Always use caution when going out on the ice and always check the ice thickness before going out on the lake.  Temperature shifts and wind can drastically change he ice thickness in a couple of days.  Angling pressure has been light, but the anglers making the trip have been successful.

An important note for anglers:
If you catch a fish with a tag, shown below, please report the tag number, reservoir fish was caught, length of fish, if the fish was kept or released and angling gear used to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (208) 759-3246. This information will help us continue to make Duck Valley fishing a memorable experience.



The Tribal Grocery Store (i.e., Our Store) only sells fishing and camping licenses when the Owyhee ACE Hardware store is closed. The Owyhee ACE Hardware also has a nice selection of fishing gear and worms. They are also the only vendor who can sell (or reserve) camping spots for the powered sites at Mountain View Campground (775-757-2305).

If you should decide to come to our reservation to fish, please contact us following your trip to report your efforts and success. Pictures of happy anglers and their catch are always welcome. Information on size, catch rate, and amount of time spent here is helpful when developing management plans for our reservoirs, also.


Angler Success

Mountain View ice thickness is 10/12 inches, and Sheep Creek has 8 inches of ice.  Fishing pressure has been low with many anglers having the lake to themselves.  Fishing has been good especially in the morning and evening.  Worms and shrimp being jigged about a foot off of the bottom seems to be the key to success.




The forecast is calling for low to mid 40's during the day and high to mid 20's at night.  Snow is in the forecast for the weekend.  For a more detailed forecast of weather conditions in Owyhee and the Duck Valley Indian Reservation,  please click the Weather Underground link provided here: (

Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing both Sheep Creek and Mountain View Reservoir are ice and snow covered, but open. As always, please be aware that variable weather conditions can make the roads difficult to travel.   As always travel with caution following any weather events.




Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department
P.O. Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832

Office: (208) 759-3246
Toll Free: (800) 761-9133
Fax: (208) 759-3248
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