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PYRAMID-GREEN WING LAKE


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 40

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

2021

Walleye x Sauger (Saugeye)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

3834

2022

Walleye x Sauger (Saugeye)

Fingerling 1 - 3"

4074


Additional information for stocking on Pyramid Denmark - Green Wing Lake


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

The bluegill population is poor. The majority of Bluegill were under 6 inches in length.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Average

A low density population of Channel Catfish exists in the lake. Four were collected during the fall netting survey, ranging in size from 0.5 to 4.5 lbs.

CRAPPIE

Very Good

Green Wing Lake possesses a quality crappie fishery consisting of both black and white crappie. Seven crappies were collected during the spring electrofishing survey and an additional 20 were collected during the fall netting survey. Of the 27 crappies collected, 33% were over 10 inches in length.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

Electrofishing is now a suitable sampling tool at this lake thanks to modernized equipment that can effectively stun fish in high conductivity water. Therefore, an electrofishing survey was conducted during April of 2021. The survey was conducted at night due to the deep, steep-sided nature of the lake, which can limit the efficiency of electrofishing during daylight hours. Results of the survey indicate a quality bass fishery in Green Wing Lake. A total of 32 Largemouth Bass were collected during 20 minutes of electrofishing. Of the bass collected, 53% were at least 15 inches and 13% were over 18 inches in length. Body condition generally increased with length and was excellent by the time bass reached 17 inches, likely due to the abundance of large shad in the lake. The largest bass collected was 7 lbs.

SAUGEYE (Walleye/Sauger Hybrid)

Developing

Only one Saugeye (14 inches) was collected during the fall targeted electrofishing survey. Time will tell how the Saugeye population develops relative to the existing Walleye population.

WALLEYE

Good

Walleye were stocked annually at this lake from 2002 - 2020. Three Walleye (3.8 - 5.4 lbs.)were collected during the fall targeted electrofishing survey. None were collected during the targeted fall electrofishing survey. The Walleye population in the lake seems to be relatively low-density, indicating relatively poor recruitment of stocked fish. Saugeye (Walleye x Sauger Hybrids) stockings have replaced Walleye since 2021, as the literature suggests that Saugeye may be a better option for stocking in Green Wing Lake. As hybrids, Saugeye generally demonstrate faster growth and greater tolerance of warm water in comparison to Walleye.

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 40-acre lake include a concrete boat launch, floating dock, and bathrooms.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Thanks to upgraded equipment, electrofishing is now an effective sampling tool for this lake.
The 2021 spring nocturnal electrofishing survey was the first conducted on Blue Wing Lake. All fishery information prior to 2021 was based on spring trap net surveys. The electrofishing survey indicated a very good Largemouth Bass fishery and the presence of large Walleye. A fall netting survey (trap nets and gill nets) was also conducted and indicated the lake harbors a good Crappie fishery. A targeted fall electrofishing survey was also conducted for Walleye/Saugeye on November 1, 2022, which yielded 3 large Walleye and 1 Saugeye.

Additional Lake Information: Note: There is no motor HP limit, but all boats must be operated at no wake speed.

Site-specific 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: 48-inch minimum length limit

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 the last day of February except within the designated area between the boat launch and marker buoy. Legal fishing hours from November 1 through the last day of February are from one half hour before sunrise to 2 p.m.

Maps of fish attractor locations can be obtained via the link on this page that says "Fish Attractor Locations Map".

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