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PYRAMID-SUPER LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 230

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unlimited HP/No Wake Only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes


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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

The bluegill population is average. Eight bluegill up to 7 inches were collected in 2016. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Very Good

The channel catfish population appears to be very good. Five catfish (19-25 inches in length) were collected during the 2016 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 2016 survey, 89% 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. One largemouth bass (15 inches) was collected during 2016 survey. Site Regulation: Creel limit of 5 fish under 14" and one fish over 18"; there is a protected slot of 14-18" (no possession).

MUSKELLUNGE

Improving

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: 2 pole and line fishing only and bowfishing is allowed. 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.

Note: A new horsepower rule went into effect February of 2018: Unlimited HP motor limit and all boats/motors must be operated at no wake speed.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 5 fish under 14” and fish 1 over 18” limit, 14–18 inch protected slot (no possession)
Bluegill or redear sunfish: 25 fish daily limit
Crappie: 25 fish daily limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

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

There were 6 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2017.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 166

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2017 tournaments:

1     5.31 lbs
2     4.12 lbs
3     3.53 lbs
4     3.44 lbs
5     3.24 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2017 tournaments:

1     51.94 lbs
2     35.28 lbs
3     22.09 lbs
4     21.53 lbs
5     20.75 lbs

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

2018 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date End Date
(if different from start)
ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Open to Public?
September-299399Approved Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
Yes
September-3010516Approved Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
Yes