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PYRAMID-BLUE GOOSE LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 23

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unlimited HP/Wake Only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


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: Blue Goose Lake is a 23-acre strip cut lake located in the Captain Unit of Pyramid State Park, west of Super Lake. There is a gravel boat launch, but no dock or bathroom facilities at this lake. The boat launch at this lake is generally unsuitable for launching larger boats. However, anglers with small jon boats, canoes, or kayaks should have no issues using the launch.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: No fishery information exists yet for this lake due to the difficulty of launching an electrofishing boat.

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.

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
Muskellunge: 1 fish daily limit, 48" minimum length.

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 Nicholas.Abell@illinois.gov

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