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PYRAMID-MERGANSER LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 20

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unlimited HP/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.


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

CRAPPIE

Good

Merganser Lake appears to have a good crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Most fish collected during 2019 trap netting were in the 10-12 inch range.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. Merganser Lake is located just south of Cutler off of Trico Road.

Description: Merganser Lake is located on the Captain Section of Pyramid State Park. This 20-acre strip cut has a gravel boat launch. There are no docks or bathroom facilities.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: All fishery information is based on spring trap netting surveys thus far. If water conductivity levels allow, A nighttime electrofishing survey will be conducted for this lake to effectively sample largemouth bass and gather a more accurate representation of the fish community.

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.

Please consult current Illinois Fishing Information booklet for fishing regulations. Please note that fishing is prohibited from November 1 through February 28/29. 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.

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