Duck Valley Fishing Report
May 25, 2023
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"
NOTE: The Annual Family Permit only includes "[a] spouse, guardian and children under the age of 18," according to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes' Fish & Game Ordinance.
Mountain View Reservoir was currently stocked with fish on May 4th & May 16th, 2023.
Sheep Creek Reservoir was stocked with fish on May 11th and the 16th.
Billy Shaw lake is NOW OPEN to recreational fishing activities and was stocked on May 9th with Trophy Fish.
An important note for anglers:
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 on at Mountain View Reservoir.
ACE HARDWARE STORE HOURS
8:00am-6:00pm WEEK DAYS
OUR STORE HOURS
7:30am-7:00pm WEEK DAYS
8:00am-7:00pm 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.
Positive feedback from the anglers, we had a rainy front come through but it is clearing up now and the numbers on fishing are coming up alongside the temperatures. We've heard of good success with power bait and flies. Fishing has been very good and a fish was reported at 36 inches from Billy Shaw Reservoir.
The forecast for the upcoming week consists of day time temperatures in the low 60’s to low 70’s in the day and low to mid 40'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
The roads to the reservoirs are in moderate conditions. Although due to a few rainy days and more rain to come, they may be soft and damp. Please use caution while traveling on these roads.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department
P.O. Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
Office: (208) 759-3246
Toll Free: (800) 761-9133
Fax: (208) 759-3248