Duck Valley Fishing Report

 

October 3, 2022

 

 

 

 

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 27, 2021, RESERVOIRS WILL OPEN

 FISHING / CAMPING PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE OWYHEE ACE HARDWARE STORE ONLY

THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE  IN "OUR STORE"

 

 

General

Toxic Algae is present at both Sheep Creek Reservoir and Mountain View Reservoir, the water is unsafe for people, pets and livestock. Contact with Sheep Creek and Mountain View Reservoir is not recommended.  

 

Billy Shaw lake are open to recreational fishing activities.



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.

 

 

Vendor Information

The Owyhee ACE Hardware 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).

The water has been turned off at the Mtn. View Reservoir

due to the extreme cold weather.

 

ACE HARDWARE STORE HOURS                                     

8:00am-6:00pm WEEK DAYS

8:00am-4:00pm SATURDAYS

SUNDAY CLOSED

 

OUR STORE HOURS

7:30am-7:00pm WEEK DAYS

8:00am-7:00pm SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

 

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

Fishing response varies, there are some good days and bad days. In both Mountain View Reservoir and Billy Shaw lake the fishing pressure is low. Fly anglers have had success with different fly colors and patterns that include green, black, and brown and leech patterns. Bait anglers have had successful response using fluorescent colored power bait. Unfortunately, there is no available information regarding fishing response for those anglers utilizing lures.

 

 

Weather

The forecast for the upcoming week consists of day time temperatures in the low 70's and night time temperatures in the low 40's to the high 30's.  For a more detailed forecast of weather conditions in Owyhee and the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, please click the Weather Underground link provided here.  https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=89832


Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing the reservoirs are in good condition although please be aware that weather conditions can impact the state of the roads. For instance, precipitation in the form snow and or rain, many times, cause the material on the dirt roads to become soft and make for difficult traveling conditions. 

 

 

 

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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.shopaitribes.org/spfish