Duck Valley Fishing Report

 

January 31, 2020

 

 

General

Fishing season for both Sheep Creek Reservoir and Mountain View Reservoir are now open all year.  Lake Billy Shaw is closed as of October 31, 2019 and will open on April 1, 2020.   Ice fishing now allows up to 5 poles with a daily or annual fishing permit, not to accede 5 poles.    Mountain View has 8 inches of ice, and Sheep Creek has 6 inches of ice.  Always use caution when going out on the ice and always check the ice thickness before going out on the lake.  Temperature shifts and wind can drastically change the ice thickness in a couple of days.  Angling pressure has been light, but the anglers making the trip have been successful.  

 

An important note for Duck Valley anglers:

The time is coming for our yearly drawings

Good Luck to our Duck Valley Anglers


If you catch a fish with a tag, shown below, please report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call (208) 759-3246.

  • Tag number which reservoir fish was caught
  • Length of fish
  • If the fish was kept or released and angling gear used
  • We welcome fishing pictures
  • We welcome comments

 The tags that are reported, will be put into a drawing for free 2020 duck Valley Fishing permits.  There will be several daily and annual fishing permits to be given away.  Anglers' will be given their choice on fishing dates.  Winners will be notified.  This is our "Thank you" for reporting tag numbers to our office. 

 



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 WINTER HOURS                                     

8:00-6:00 WEEK DAYS

8:00-4:00 SATURDAYS

SUNDAY CLOSED

 

OUR STORE WINTER HOURS

7:30-7:00 WEEK DAYS

8:00-7:00 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

Mountain View ice thickness is 8 inches, and Sheep Creek has 6 inches of ice.  Fishing pressure has been low with many anglers having the lake to themselves.  Fishing has been good especially in the morning and evening.  Worms and shrimp being jigged about a foot off of the bottom seems to be the key to success.

 

 

Weather

The weather forecast  is calling for low to mid-40's during the day and low to mid-30's at night.  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 both Sheep Creek and Mountain View Reservoir are ice and snow covered, but open.   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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.shopaitribes.org/spfish