Duck Valley Fishing Report


December 06, 2018




Fishing season for Sheep Creek reservoir and Lake Billy Shaw are closed as of October 31.

Winter is here in Duck Valley.  Ice fishing will be here soon.  The ice is 3" thick.  With night time temperature near 10* hopefully one more inch of ice is coming.  Always be safe on the ice.  Follow the link below to a video on how to get out of the water if you fall through the ice

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

Fishing has been impossible, due to not enough ice to fish and to much ice to fish.  Ice fishing is coming.



The forecast for the next week is calling for highs in the low 30's with the night time lows in the teens. 
  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


Water Temperature monitoring has been discontinued for the winter.

Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing all reservoirs are in good shape. But getting muddy.   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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