Duck Valley Fishing Report

 

March 18, 2021

 

 

 

 

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"

 

 

General

Fishing season for both Sheep Creek Reservoir and Mountain View Reservoir will be open as of Saturday, February 27, 2021.  Lake Billy Shaw and the East Owyhee River will open on April 1st.  Sheep Creek and Mountain View both have open water with some ice on the fingers.

**Opening of the Reservoirs will require as noted, that all social distance and  wear a mask.  This is required on all Federal Lands, to include the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

**2020 Yearly Fishing Licenses will be rolled over to this year -- "2021 Fishing Season".

 



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

Fishing has been good, especially at Mountain View.  Anglers have been using nightcrawlers and the average catch has been 17".

 

Weather

The forecast is calling for rain/snow showers throughout Friday and Saturday. Partial cloudy starting up Sunday continuing into next week. We are expecting temperatures with day time highs in the high-40’s and mid-20’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 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