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PYRAMID-REDHEAD LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 75

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unlimited Motor/No Wake

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2018

Striped Bass x White Bass

Fingerling 1 - 3"

1636

2019

Striped Bass x White Bass

Fingerling 1 - 3"

1508


Additional information for stocking on PYRAMID-REDHEAD LAKE


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

The bluegill population is average. No bluegill over 7 inches were collected in 2019

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Channel catfish are present in the lake and can grow to relatively large sizes. Two channel catfish were collected in the 2019 survey, weighing 5.7 and 9.9 lbs respectively.

CRAPPIE

Good

Redhead Lake has a good white crappie population, with white crappie appearing to be dominant over black crappie. Black crappie first appeared in trap net samples in 2018.

HYBRID STRIPED BASS (WIPERS)

Developing

Hybrid striped bass were stocked in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 at this lake. No SBH were collected in the 2019 survey.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Average

No LMB were collected during 2019 spring trap netting. The last electrofishing survey at this lake was in 2008. At that time there were an overabundance of LMB at this lake and the largest LMB surveyed was 14 inches. A nighttime electrofishing survey is planned for 2020.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Average

The redear population is average. Few redear over 8 inches have ever been collected.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. Redhead Lake is a strip cut lake located on the Galum Section of Pyramid State Park. The Galum 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: The only facilities offered at this 75-acre lake is a gravel boat ramp. Parking is very limited and anglers should check the condition of the ramp before attempting to launch at this lake.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: All fishery information is based on spring trap netting surveys thus far. A nighttime electrofishing survey planned for 2020 should effectively sample the bass population and better describe the fish community in this lake.

Additional Lake Information: 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.

Contact Information:
Pyramid State Park:
618-357-2574
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Nick Abell
618-967-0952