Duck Valley Fishing Report

January 10, 2017


Fishing season for Sheep Creek reservoir and Lake Billy Shaw have closed as of October 31. Mountain View Reservoir will remain open throughout the entire year. Spring melting and temperatures have started to show up here at Duck Valley. The ice on Mountain view is melting fast. There is about 20 feet of open water surrounding the ice. Ice depth is unknown because the water on the edge was to deep to get to the ice. We are in that horrible stage of to much ice to fish open water, but not enough to ice fish.

Ice fishing season is  over at least for those who have fear of thin ice. Mountain View is melting fast. On the bright side, we should have open water fishing with the next few weeks. There is open water surrounding the reservoir. . Please use caution if you choose to come fishing.

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 melting quickly. Fishing pressure has been low with many anglers having the lake to themselves. Fish have been averaging in 16-17 inch range. Unfortunately angling has come to a standstill due to much or lack of ice, depending on your preference.


Spring weather is upon us, finally.  We have been experiencing warmer temperatures over the past few days. The snow has melted in the valley and the ice on the reservoirs is melting fast. 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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