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PYRAMID-SUPER LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 300

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unlimited HP/No 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

2021

Muskellunge

Adult

231


Additional information for stocking on PYRAMID-SUPER LAKE


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

The Bluegill population is relatively poor in Super Lake. A total of 176 Bluegill were collected during a 1-hour nocturnal electrofishing survey in April. Less than 1% of Bluegill collected were at least 7 inches in length and none were over 8 inches. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Very Good

Super Lake contains a self-sustaining population of Channel Catfish with quality-size fish present. Seven catfish in the 2 to 6 lb. range were collected during the 2021 spring electrofishing survey. Experimental gill nets deployed during the planned 2021 fall netting survey should gather additional data on the catfish population. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

CRAPPIE

Good

Super Lake contains a crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Most crappie collected during trap net surveys are over 10 inches in length. Trap nets deployed during the planned 2021 fall netting survey should gather additional data on the crappie population. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

An electrofishing survey has never been conducted on Super Lake until this year (2021). Updated electrofishing equipment now allows us to effectively electrofish in the high conductivity water present in Super Lake. The 2021 spring nocturnal electrofishing survey indicates a very good Largemouth Bass fishery in Super Lake. We collected 103 bass during 1 hour of electrofishing, 12% of which were over 18 inches in length. 40% of bass were within the 14-18 inch protected slot. Site Regulation: Creel limit of 5 fish under 14" and one fish over 18"; there is a protected slot of 14-18" (no possession).

MUSKELLUNGE

Improving

Super Lake is stocked annually with muskie if available. IDNR collected 8 muskie during 2019 spring trap netting, the largest measuring 45 inches in length. If you catch a tagged muskie from Super Lake DO NOT REMOVE THE TAG. Please contact Nick Abell, IDNR Fisheries Biologist by phone at 618-967-0952 or email at nicholas.abell@illinois.gov with the following information: date of catch, length of fish, and tag number (5 digits). If the tag number is covered with algae simply scrape the algae away with your fingernail or a knife. Anyone providing a tag number will receive the history of that particular fish.

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: Super Lake is a strip cut lake located on the Captain Section of the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park. At 300 acres, Super Lake is the largest lake on the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park. There is a two lane concrete boat launch, floating docks and bathroom facilities at this lake.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Thanks to upgraded electrofishing equipment, electrofishing is now an effective sampling tool on Super Lake.
Therefore, the 2021 spring nocturnal electrofishing survey was the first ever conducted on Super Lake. All fishery information prior to 2021 was based on spring trap netting surveys. The electrofishing survey confirmed the lake possesses good fisheries for Largemouth Bass and Channel Catfish. The lake also possesses good angling opportunities for Muskie and crappies. A netting survey conducted during fall 2021 should further evaluate the crappie and Channel Catfish populations.

Additional Lake Information: Please report tagged muskie to the Department of Natural Resources at 618-967-0952. Please provide tag number, length of muskie, and catch date.

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

There were 7 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2020.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 215

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2020 tournaments:

1     5.10 lbs
2     5.06 lbs
3     5.06 lbs
4     5.00 lbs
5     4.95 lbs

Top 5 Total Tournament Weight of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2020 tournaments:

1 79.38 lbs
2 74.20 lbs
3 62.68 lbs
4 52.55 lbs
5 36.88 lbs