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PYRAMID-SUPER LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 230

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Maps are not intended for navigation.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

The bluegill population is average. Five bluegill up to 7 inches were collected in 2015. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Very Good

The channel catfish population appears to be very good with 18 fish (15-25 inches in length) being collected during the 2015 spring trap netting survey. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

CRAPPIE

Excellent

Super Lake has an excellent crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Of the crappie collected in the 2015 survey, all were over 10 inches in length. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

Because electrofishing is not an option at Super Lake, very little is known about the LMB population. Two largemouth bass were collected during 2015 survey with the largest measuring 18 inches. Creel limit of 5 fish under 14" and one fish over 18"; there is a protected slot of 14-18" (no possession).

MUSKELLUNGE

Average

Super Lake is stocked annually with muskie if available. IDNR collected 20 muskie from this lake in the spring of 2015 with the largest measuring 38 inches in length. If you catch a tagged muskie from Super Lake DO NOT REMOVE THE TAG. Please contact Shawn Hirst, IDNR Fisheries Biologist by phone at 618-687-4546 or email at Shawn.Hirst@illinois.gov with the following information: date of catch, length of fish, and tag number (5 digits). If the tag number is covered with algae simply scrap the algae away with your fingernail or a knife. Anyone providing a tag number will receive the history of that particular fish.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. The Captain Section is accessed off Panda Bear Road. From State Route 127, head west on Pyatt-Cutler Road. About 6 miles west of Pyramid State Park, turn north onto Panda Bear Road.

Description: Super Lake is a strip cut lake located on the Captain Section of the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park. At 230 acres, Super Lake is the largest lake on the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park. There is a two lane concrete boat launch, floating docks and bathroom facilities at this lake.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: As a result of high water conductivity, electrofishing is not an effective sampling tool at this lake. All information is based on spring trap netting surveys.

Additional Lake Information: Super Lake has a 10 HP motor limit. 2 pole and line fishing only. All live bait in excess of 8" must be rigged with a quick set rig. Please note that fishing is prohibited from November 1 through February 28. Maps of 23 lakes located on the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park can be obtained via email by sending a request to Shawn.Hirst@illinois.gov.


Tagged Fish: Please report tagged muskie to the Department of Natural Resources at 618-687-4546. Please provide tag number, length of muskie, and catch date.

Contact Information:
Pyramid State Park:
618-357-2574
IDNR County Fisheries Biologist, Shawn Hirst:
618-687-4546

There were 9 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2016.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 249

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this
waterbody in 2016 tournaments:

1     6.18 lbs
2     5.52 lbs
3     5.28 lbs
4     4.96 lbs
5     4.67 lbs