Mazonia Fish/Wildlife Area

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4/21/16 @ 4:24 PM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12
Anyone been out to the north lakes area. Anything being caught? Looking for water temp. and if the crappie are hitting yet.

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3/29/16 @ 7:43 AM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12
Anyone been out to the Mazonia North area. Looking for the water temp. and if anything is biting?

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1/13/16 @ 9:41 PM
Shanatized Walleye
Shanatized Walleye
USER since 12/8/01
Wallstreetj-U catch anything?

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1/13/16 @ 9:33 PM
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
USER since 8/24/01
Am trying to get a small trip together the weekend of the 23rd. I have never been out there before and looking at a couple of different maps, it looks to be like a whole lot of water to try. My biggest question is where do you park, especially if you want to try for a few of the smaller ponds in the back area? Also, any tips on where not to go or where to concentrate on? Thanks in advance.

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1/11/15 @ 7:23 PM
FISHING REPORT
walstreetj
walstreetj
USER since 1/30/11

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Just an ice report. I fished several lakes today. Ice I fished was 3 to 4 inches. One time I moved 30 feet and it was all of a sudden 2 1/2 inches. Be very carefull on these pits. Ice changes quickly. If we get any warm weather I wont go near this place

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1/8/15 @ 7:33 PM
tfisher10
tfisher10
USER since 10/8/06
North end opens tomorrow.

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1/8/15 @ 7:04 PM
Warmen
Warmen
USER since 4/28/11
Anyone went out recently? How is ice? Any luck?

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2/25/14 @ 11:47 AM
FISHING REPORT
Shorebound
Shorebound
USER since 5/7/03

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Went Sunday late morning until early afternoon. First went to North Unit but it was closed due to flooding. Went to South Unit, old Ponderosa Club. Fishing was slow, moved and drilled a lot and just a few small gills and perch. The ice was OK but not what I expected. There was three inches of solid ice on top of 12" to 15" ice soft honey combed crap under it. If we don't get much snow it should solidify a little. If you go be careful. I was walking past the end of an island, stepped into about 8" of snow and went knee deep through 1/4" of ice. I'm glad it was only about two feet deep.

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1/30/14 @ 7:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
fish on, scottty
fish on, scottty
MEMBER since 2/8/12

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Got a couple of birch and white bass In about 50 feet of water.

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1/25/14 @ 2:38 PM
walstreetj
walstreetj
USER since 1/30/11
Hi Shorebound They have been stocking Redears out there for years. They get big so those are really getting popular all over Illinois. Southern Illinois seems to really be stocking them pretty heavily to. I`m hoping to get out to Mazonia tomorrow to hit as you said some ares I could`t get to for a few years due to no ice. Hope to meet you out there some day to compare notes. Best of luck Smile

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1/23/14 @ 12:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
Shorebound
Shorebound
USER since 5/7/03

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished Sunday the 19th. Got back to some areas we haven't been able to get to the last several years. Drilled a lot of holes the first 1.5 hours with nothing and was going to leave. Decided to try one more bay and glad I did. Caught some gills from 4" to 9" and LM bass from 9" to 14" and a lot of both. I was surprised to catch several red ears. They ranged from 7" to 9". I don't know if they have been stocked by the State or are naturally occuring from cross breeding. Either way, it great.

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5/13/13 @ 6:38 PM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12
Wondering if anyone has been out to Mazonia? What's the water temp? Wondering if the crappie are hitting yet?

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1/22/13 @ 5:41 PM
Basspro05
Basspro05
USER since 12/8/08
Anyone got an ice report?

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5/25/12 @ 8:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
walstreetj
walstreetj
USER since 1/30/11

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F
Hit Mazonia this afternoon. Tried Pondo Lake. Rough trip. Got a couple big gills, an 11 in Black Crappie, and a 10 in Redear Sunfish. Released them all as they were full of eggs. Also got 8 small bass. Saw one old dam fool run with his motor all out. Guy yelled at him and he stopped and looked at him and went a bit farther and was back at it. How dam stupid are these people? I guess as long as our DNR sits in their field office these jerks do what they want. Thats just Illinois for you. Good luck to all

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4/17/12 @ 8:38 AM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12
Any news on the crappie & bass. I was out the end of march and did ok. Just wondering if anyone has done any good lately.

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