Duck Valley Fishing Report
May 30, 2019
29.5 inches 9.75 lbs. caught in Sheep Creek Reservoir
Fishing season for both Sheep Creek Reservoir and Mountain View Reservoir are now open all year. Lake Billy Shaw opened on April 1. Spring fishing is here. All reservoirs have been fishing decent. The fishing has been similar to the weather - up and down. Luckily not all three reservoirs have been down at the same time. If you're willing to switch reservoirs, the fishing has been good.
An important note for anglers:
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 has been up and down at all three reservoirs. Luckily at least one of the reservoirs has continued to fish well even if the others are slow. You just have to be willing to switch reservoirs until you find the one that is on that day. Fishing pressure has been much higher at Mountain View than the other two reservoirs. Angling from the bank as well as out on the lake has been fairly productive. Fly anglers using chironomids and leech patterns have been having the best results. Lure anglers using small orange or yellow spoons are doing really good. Bait anglers from the bank has also been fishing well using worms or powerbait, specifically green or orange.
The forecast is calling for more rain through the weekend, and finally clearing up the first of the week. Hopefully with more stable weather the fishing will stabilize also. 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 shape. However, the side roads may be soft and muddy, use caution on the side roads. Always stay on the road even if there is a large puddle. Once you're off the road it is very soft. As always, please be aware that variable weather conditions can make the roads difficult to travel. As always travel with caution following any weather events.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department
P.O. Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
Office: (208) 759-3246
Toll Free: (800) 761-9133
Fax: (208) 759-3248