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PYRAMID-BLUEBILL LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 30

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. Bluebill Lake is 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: Bluebill lake is a 30-acre strip mine lake located east of Super Lake. There is no boat launch at this lake. The lake can be accessed on foot by following a short trail from the parking area off of Panda Bear Road. Due to the relatively short walking distance to reach the lake, anglers with a kayak or canoe will likely find an opportunity to fish in seclusion.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Bluebill lake was sampled once during 2008. A 15 minute electrofishing survey yielded an abundance of small largemouth bass, as well as bluegill and redear sunfish. Multiple redear sunfish in the 8-9" range were collected and demonstrated excellent body condition. In summary, this lake should provide promising angling opportunities for panfish anglers.

Additional Lake Information: 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
Nick Abell - IDNR Fisheries Biologist
618-967-0952