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PYRAMID-CANADA GOOSE LA


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 60

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


number of rows is 0

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: Canada Goose Lake is a 60-acre strip cut located in the Captain Unit Pyramid State Park. Water clarity is very high in this lake. There is a gravel boat launch, but no dock or bathroom facilities.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: A fish community survey has never been conducted on this lake. However, a survey is planned for 2021 and will be repeated every other year. Anglers report that a quality largemouth bass fishery exists in this lake.

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
Nick Abell - IDNR Fisheries Biologist
618-967-0952