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PYRAMID-GOLDENEYE LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 125

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Avg Wt.
(pounds)

Avg.
Length
(inches)

Fish Status

BLACK CRAPPIE

Excellent

0.8 lbs

12

Goldeneye Lake has an excellent black crappie population. The black crappie only started showing up in the last three years. Of the crappie collected in 2015, 19% were over 9” and 11% were over 10”. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

BLUEGILL

Good

0.4 lbs

8

The bluegill population is good. Of the bluegill collected in 2015, 31% were over 7 inches. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Average

2.8 lbs

21

No catfish were collected in the 2015 survey. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

0.8 lbs

12

An electrofishing survey is the best way to analyze the largemouth bass population in a lake. Because electrofishing is not an option at Goldeneye Lake, very little is known about the population. One largmouth bass (10 inches) was collected during 2015 spring trap netting. Site Regulation: 5 fish under 14" and one over 18" daily limit; 14-18" protected slot (no possession).

MUSKELLUNGE

Average

9.9 lbs

39

Goldeneye Lake is stocked annually with muskie. No muskie were collected in the spring of 2015. If you catch a tagged muskie from Goldeneye Lake, DO NOT REMOVE THE TAG. Please contact Shawn Hirst, IDNR Fish Biologist by email at Shawn.Hirst@illinois.gov or by phone at 618-687-4546 or with the following information: date of catch, length of fish, and 5-digit tag number.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Excellent

0.5 lbs

9

The redear population is excellent. Of the redear collected in 2015, 38% were over 8 inches. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. 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: Goldeneye Lake is a strip cut lake located on the Galum Section of Pyramid State Park. Facilities at this 125-acre lake include a boat launch, floating docks, 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: Lake has a 10 HP motor limit. 2 pole and line fishing only. All live bait in excess of 8" must be rigged with a quick set rig. 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. Maps of 23 lakes located on the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park can be obtained via email by sending a request to Shawn.Hirst@illinois.gov.


Tagged Fish: Please report tagged muskie to the Department of Natural Resources at 618-687-4546. Please provide tag number, length of muskie, and catch date.

Contact Information:
Pyramid State Park:
618-357-2574
IDNR County Fisheries Biologist, Shawn Hirst:
618-687-4546