fishing

address: 211 Kings Mills Road in Pine Hill Lakes Park

hours: dawn to dusk

All participants 10 years and older must have a current 2022 City of Mason fishing pass.

fish stocking

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

fish stocking

The lake is stocked monthly from March through October. In March and October, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout. From April through August, the lake is stocked with channel catfish. The stocking of the lake can vary based upon availability.

passes:

Fishing passes are required to fish and are available at the Mason Community Center.

daily fishing pass rates:

Adult: $8.91
Youth (10-12) and Senior: $5.77

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

season fishing pass rates:

2022 Community Center Premier Member City of Mason
Resident Non-Resident Resident Non-Resident
Adult Season $34.56 $60.87 $39.71 $71.17
Family Season $66.02 $112.78 $76.32 $143.38
Youth (10-12) $21.94 $21.94 $25.24 $25.29
Senior (60+) $18.85 $18.85 $20.91 $21.17

Passes are checked by City of Mason staff and volunteers.

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.

lake map

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