Duck Valley Fishing Report


July 11, 2019


29.5 inches 9.75 lbs. caught in Sheep Creek Reservoir

29.5 inches 9.75 lbs. caught in Sheep Creek Reservoir 


The East Fork Owyhee River is closed for all non-tribal anglers from July 8 through August 31. This is due to our Chinook Salmon Ceremonial fishing event.   Summer fishing is here. All reservoirs have slowed but fishing is still decent. The algae and weeds have appeared and water temperatures are rising. Fish deep or early mornings or evenings

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 pressure has decreased considerable with warming temperatures. Angling with bait has been the most productive. Most likely due to fishing deep. Fly anglers using chironomids and leech patterns have been having the best results. Lure anglers using small orange or yellow spoons are doing good.




The forecast is calling for summer time temperatures with highs in the mid 80’s to low 90’s. Night time temperatures should be 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: (

Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing the reservoirs are in good shape.  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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