Duck Valley Fishing Report
October 17, 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"
Sheep Creek Reservoir and Mountain View Reservoir have recently frozen over and the ice thickness for both reservoirs this past week has ranged from 2-3 inches.
Billy Shaw lake is closed to recreational fishing activities.
An important note for anglers:
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
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.
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.
The forecast for the upcoming week consists of day time temperatures in the high 30's and to the low 40's and night time temperatures in the single digit to 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. https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=89832
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.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department
P.O. Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
Office: (208) 759-3246
Toll Free: (800) 761-9133
Fax: (208) 759-3248