Duck Valley Fishing Report

March 20, 2017


Fishing season for Sheep Creek reservoir and Lake Billy Shaw will be opening on April 1.  Mountain View Reservoir is open for fishing the entire year. Spring temperatures have started to show up here at Duck Valley. Mountain View is open water and ready to be fished. The main roads are in good shape but may be a little muddy. The side roads are improving, use caution when traveling them as they are still soft.

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 e-mail 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

The ice on Mountain View is gone. Fishing pressure increased over the weekend. Fishing was good over the weekend with an average of about a fish an hour. Spinner fishing was seeing the best results. The bigger fish are holding in the shallow water. The angles targeting those areas were catching several twenty plus inch trout. The average fish has been in the 16-22 inch range.


Spring weather is upon us, maybe. We have been experiencing warmer temperatures over the past few weeks. 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 will be switched over to an automated system that will measure temperature every hour of every day all year. We will update temperature data on this page once every two weeks.

Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing Mountain View Reservoir are muddy and soft, 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
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