Duck Valley Fishing Report


October 03, 2019




Fishing season for Lake Billy Shaw will be closing on October 31.


Fall temperatures and lower water temperatures have caused the algae and weeds to recede.  Fishing has picked up considerably.  The weather has been beautiful fall weather with warm days and cool nights.

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.



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

Angling success has been very good.  Fish have averaged around 16-18 inches, and fishing success has been as high as 5-6 fish per hours.  Fly anglers using black leech patterns with chironomid dropper have been the most successful.  The go to standards, green leech, styner ducktail, sheep creek special are working well also Bait and Lure anglers have had good success as well.  Trolling yellow or gold rapalas have been quite successful.




The weather forecast for the next ten days is calling for highs in the mid to low 60's and lows in the low 30's.    For a more detailed forecast of weather conditions in Owyhee and the Duck Valley Indian Reservation,  please click the Weather Underground link provided here: (

Road Conditions

Road conditions accessing the reservoirs are in good shape.  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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