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Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 165

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp - no wake only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Fish Status



The bluegill population structure is poor. During the 2019 fall electrofishing survey, only 1 bluegill over 7 inches was collected.



No channel catfish were collected in the 2019 survey. However, channel catfish have been collected during prior surveys and appear to do well in this lake.



Pinckneyville City Lake has a poor crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Few crappie over nine inches have ever been collected from this lake. Anglers are encouraged to harvest all crappie caught regardless of size to help thin out the population and increase the average size.



Although catch rates of larger size classes were down for largemouth bass, bass fishing in Pinckneyville City Lake should still be good in 2020. Of the 71 bass collected during the 2019 fall survey, 24% were over 15 inches and 7% were over 18 inches.



The redear population shows promise with fish over 8 inches present, but not in large numbers.

Location: Pinckneyville City Lake is located in Perry County about 3 miles northwest of Pinckneyville off Route 127 North. Turn west onto Lake Road.

Description: Facilities at this 165-acre lake include a concrete boat launch, floating dock, and bathrooms.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: A fall electrofishing survey is conducted annually at this lake. All fishery information is based off these surveys.

Additional Lake Information: There is a 10 HP motor limit on this lake. All boats must travel at no wake speeds.

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Nick Abell

There were 3 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2019.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 17

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2019 tournaments:

1     5.25 lbs
2     4.50 lbs
3     4.19 lbs
4     4.12 lbs
5     4.00 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2019 tournaments:

1 31.50 lbs
2 25.00 lbs
3 12.75 lbs

Multiple day tournaments are listed with * end date.

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2020 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
October-0416171ApprovedPinckneyville City Lake Ramp boat
20Largemouth Bass