fishing

Boy holding fishing catch

Have a hook and line? Come to Pine Hill Lakes Park to fish!

address: 211 Kings Mills Road in Pine Hill Lakes Park

hours: dawn to dusk

moonlight fishing: 6:00 pm – 7:30 am

Fridays 5/4/18, 6/1/18, 7/6/18, 8/3/18

All participants 10 years and older must have a current 2018 City of Mason fishing pass.

 

fish stocking schedule

daily limits:
large lake – we promote catch-and-release

  • 2 bass (13-inch minimum) and no bass during spawning season
  • 4 trout
  • 7 total carp, catfish, pike, or sheepshead
  • 12 total bluegill, rock bass, perch, sunfish, or crappie

2018 fish stocking schedule for Pine Hill Lakes Park:

Date Type of Fish Amount
Mar 23 Rainbows 550 pounds
April 20 Channels 300 pounds
May 4 Channels 300 pounds
May 25 Channels 300 pounds
June 1 Channels 300 pounds
June 8 Channels 700 pounds
June 22 Channels 300 pounds
July 6 Channels 300 pounds
July 20 Channels 300 pounds
Aug 3 Channels 300 pounds
Nov 2 Rainbows 550 pounds

Stocking dates, amounts of fish, and/or species of fish may change without notice.

passes:

Fishing passes are required to fish and are available at the Mason Community Center whenever it is open (it’s just a short walk through the trees near the lake to the the center.)

daily fishing pass rates:

Adult: $8.50
Youth (10-12) and Senior: $5.50

Children under 10 may fish for free and do not require a pass.

season fishing pass rates:

2018 Community Center Premier Member City of Mason
Resident Non-Resident Resident Non-Resident
Adult Season $33.50 $59 $38.50 $69
Family Season $64 $119 $74 $139
Youth (10-12) $21.25 $21.25 $24.50 $24.50
Senior (60+) $18.25 $18.25 $20.25 $20.50

Passes are checked by Parks staff and volunteers. Volunteers are identified by a name badge with the city logo and are available to answer questions and assist people using the parks. Persons without valid passes will be asked to purchase a pass.

Season Passes make great gifts for the holidays or birthdays! For more information, call the Mason Community Center at 513.229.8555.

lake and fish habitat

The small lake at the park was drained in early 2009 to allow for the removal of the silt that had accumulated in the pond over the years. The lake was also deepened so that it can be used as a stormwater detention basin for the Community Center. The work in the lake also provided better fish habitat.

On the right side of the adjacent photo, the feature that looks like a dam made of large rock is a forebay. It will keep silt from moving into the larger portion of the lake. This will prevent the silt from re-filling the main part of the lake over the next several decades.

Cement pipe has been placed in several locations on the bottom of the small lake to promote fish habitat. In the photo, it looks like large rocks in the water beyond the forebay. It will provide a new home for the fish.

The small lake has been designated as a “catch and release” lake so that the fish population will increase.

lake map

To see the Corwin M. Nixon & Pine Hill Lakes Park Fishing Area Access Map, Click Here