Duck Valley Fishing Report


September 28, 2018




Fishing season for Sheep Creek reservoir and Lake Billy Shaw will be closing on October 31.

Fall temperatures and lower water temperatures have caused the algae and weeds have receded.  Fishing has picked up considerably.  the weather has been beautiful fall weather with warm days and cool nights.

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

Angling pressure has been very limited over the past few weeks, but angling success has been quite good.  Fish have averaged around 16-18 inches, and fishing success has been as high as 5-6 fish per hour.  Fly anglers using leech patterns of green or brown as well as sheep creek specials have been the most successful.  Bait and Lure anglers have had good success as well.




The weather forecast for the next ten days is calling for highs in the low 80's and lows in the low 50'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: (


Water Temperature


Current surface water temperatures are in the high 50's.  Water Temperature monitoring as been switched to an automated system. The orange buoys, that will be showing up in the reservoirs in the near future, will be suspending temperature loggers. Please do not remove or tamper with these orange buoys.

Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing all reservoirs are in good shape.  As always, please be aware that variable weather conditions can make the roads difficult to travel.  Warmer, drier weather will increase road condition quickly.  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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