Mason Lake, Adams County

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9/11/18 @ 8:23 AM
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Prop
Prop
USER since 4/9/03

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

I kept track of the saracoma for the DNR this spring.  Caught and released 129 crappie over couple weekends 16 of them were infected. Those 16 were kept. One of the negatives of the lake in last 15 years is the weeds and clarity. Fish numbers I haven't seen a decline. Water was clear couple days this spring surprisingly. Could see bottom in the stumps. Fish numbers are more than fine. Even couple of Muskie's left in her.  Perch? That I have to really disagree with. This last winter I couldn't keep the small ones off my hook. Bass the last survey was good. 

Edit: 14 of the 16 infected were over 10".  4 were between 11 to 11.5"

Edited on 9/11/18 8:37 AM
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9/11/18 @ 7:53 AM
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Lake king
Lake king
USER since 7/13/18

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Waxing Crescent

About 1/10 the bass there used to be.  Very few perch anymore, Crappies have a sarcoma, yes less gills and now they get to 8” instead of 7”.  I guess if you call this much better then it used to be OK!  I sure don’t! 

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9/10/18 @ 10:48 PM
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Prop
Prop
USER since 4/9/03

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Waxing Crescent

Wonder if you guys are fishing the right lake? Last couple years have been some of my best in the last 15 years. Had to change where to fish and how but it's been great. Fish kill was small this winter/spring compared to past years. Especially compared to the years they stupidly drew it down 4 ft. Blugill numbers may be down but size is much better. People need to stop keeping the damn Northerns the lake association keeps stocking.  They are what's going to help keep the shad and carp down. Size limit should be through the loop holes next year I believe. Want northerns fish the river. 

Edited on 9/10/18 11:00 PM
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9/10/18 @ 9:32 PM
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Lake king
Lake king
USER since 7/13/18

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Once the shad took over the lake has gone downhill.  Hardly any weeds and diminishing desirable fish populations. To bad there was not a virus the shad could catch to wipe them out.  Tell they are gone the lake will only worsen.

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9/10/18 @ 7:37 PM
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Rdshrek
Rdshrek
USER since 4/6/13

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

This lake is junk!!!! Only 8 feet deep and winter kill off last year! Terrible, terribly lake. Over fished! 

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9/3/18 @ 4:32 PM
Koon44
Koon44
USER since 5/22/14

I’ve been fishing this lake for twenty years. The crappie fishing has turned into some of the best in the state. The last 3 yrs most crappie were 13”. Every year the sarcoma worsened, we’ve changed our trip to a different lake because of it. 

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9/3/18 @ 11:10 AM
coach4life
coach4life
MEMBER since 7/8/11
Lake is in trouble. Lifetime fishermen of this body verify that all fish sans northern have the sarcoma that was present in the crappies. If it travels in the slough and down in to the fox it may be bigger problem than the carp eradication years ago when they poisoned all the connected bodies. Why no news on this is a big mystery. Ask your trusted fish managers or wardens for the what up.

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7/29/18 @ 1:45 PM
woofer2
woofer2
USER since 11/10/01
Looking to take some friends fishing for northern and/or bass around Aug 14th . What's been biting?

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7/16/18 @ 8:51 PM
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Bear4405
Bear4405
USER since 1/9/17

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

No posts here for quite a while. This weekend I tried the north shore, stump field, and entrance to the cove. No joy at all. I did see some northerns (?) taken by the cove, but that was it. 

Is anyone having any success this summer? 

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5/11/18 @ 12:16 PM
goons den
goons den
USER since 12/30/04

Good work, turtleboy.  That's good eats!


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