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PYRAMID-GREEN WING LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 50

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.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2018

Walleye

Fingerling 1 - 3"

2583

2019

Walleye

Fingerling 1 - 3"

3714

2020

Walleye

Fingerling 1 - 3"

2916


Additional information for stocking on PYRAMID-GREEN WING LAKE


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

The bluegill population is poor. Bluegill over 7 inches are present, but no bluegill over 8 inches have ever been collected. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Average

Channel catfish have been collected in the past, but none were collected in the 2019 survey. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

CRAPPIE

Excellent

Green Wing Lake has an excellent crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Of the crappie collected in 2019, 94% were over 10 inches, and 67% were over 12 inches in length. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Average

An electrofishing survey is the best way to analyze the laregemouth bass population in a lake. Electrofishing is not an option at this lake due to high water conductivity. Therefore, very little is known about the bass population in this lake. One largemouth bass was collected in 2019. Bass up to 17 inches have been collected during previous IDNR spring trap netting surveys at this lake. Site Regulation: Creel limit of 5 fish under 14" and one fish over 18"; there is a protected slot of 14-18" (no possession).

WALLEYE

Average

Walleye have been stocked annually at this lake since 2002. No walleye were collected in the 2019 trap netting survey. Walleye up to 27 inches (7.5 lbs.) have been collected during past surveys.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. The Denmark Section is accessed off Pyatt-Cutler Road. From State Route 127, head west on Pyatt-Cutler Road. About 7 miles west of Pyramid State Park, turn south into the Denmark Section.

Description: Green Wing Lake is a strip cut lake located on the Denmark Section of Pyramid State Park. Facilities at this 50-acre lake include a concrete boat launch, floating dock, and bathrooms.

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 . From November 1 through February 28, fishing is allowed in designated areas only, and fishing hours are from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 2:00 PM.

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.

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

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 and bowfishing is allowed.

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