DNR Contact Information
Jennifer Bergman - DNR Fisheries Biologist
Scott Provost - Water Resource Management Specialist
A Rough Fish Removal Contract was issued to Brooks Niedziejko which will be renewed for two additional years. The goal is to remove 405,404 pounds of carp total; 133,783 pounds is the target goal for 2023. Additionally, the contract requires that all gizzard shad cannot be returned to the lake after caught. These gizzard shad and all carp that are not sent to market (not the right size) will need to be disposed of properly. The Mason Lake District’s Lake Improvement Committee is reaching out to farmers that would be willing to take these fish for land spreading on their fields as they add nutrients to the soil. The DNR is working on getting a land spread permit exemption as well. Brooks and his crew will likely be fishing ASAP, targeting a spring market for carp.
October 26, 2022
We have some exciting news to share! Last week, almost 9,000 Black Crappies were stocked into Lake Mason! We are grateful for the strong relationship we have with the DNR and appreciate their advocacy to get us some FREE fish.