DNR Information

DNR Contact Information

Jennifer Bergman - DNR Fisheries Biologist

Scott Provost - Water Resource Management Specialist

DNR Announcements

February 2023

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.

March 2020 As of March 28th, 2020, over 30,000 pounds of Carp were removed from Lake Mason and shipped to either New York or North Carolina. In addition to this good news, the fishermen are no longer seeing Large Gizzard Shad, which is an improvement to past fish removals. We are currently in year 5 of this process.
On Thursday, September 12, the DNR along with LMMD residents, released 350 Northern Pike and 3,000 Bluegills into Lake Mason. DNR Fishery Biologist, Jennifer Bergman, assisted with the release as seen in pictures above. Thank you to all residents and members who approved this purchase! Happy Fishing!