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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

2021

Smallmouth Bass

Fingerling 1 - 3"

28694

2022

Smallmouth Bass

Adult

150

2022

Smallmouth Bass

Fingerling 1 - 3"

31080


Additional information for stocking on Pyramid Captain - Super Lake


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

The bluegill population appears relatively poor. A total of 176 Bluegill were collected during the spring electrofishing survey and 103 were collected during the fall netting survey. Nearly all Bluegill collected were under 7 inches in length.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Very Good

Super Lake contains a quality fishery for Channel Catfish. Seven were collected during the spring electrofishing survey and an additional 29 were collected during the fall netting survey. Catfish in the sample ranged from 0.5 to 6.5 lbs. and measured up to 24 inches in length.

CRAPPIE

Good

Very few crappies were collected during 2021 surveys. However, past spring trap net survey have yielded numbers of crappies in the 9-11 inch range, with some fish exceeding 12 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, clear water in the lake, which can limit the efficiency of electrofishing during daylight hours. A total of 103 Largemouth Bass were collected during 1 hour of electrofishing. Of the bass collected, 38% were at least 15 inches and 12% were over 18 inches in length. The largest bass collected was 5.2 lbs. Body condition was excellent among nearly all size groups, indicating and adequate supply of forage and good growth.

MUSKELLUNGE

Very Good

Super Lake is stocked annually with Muskie reared at Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery. During the targeted spring trap net survey, only one 40-inch Muskie was collected. However, past surveys have yielded numbers of Muskie in trap nets up to 45 inches in length.

SMALLMOUTH BASS

Developing

Efforts are underway to establish a fishable population of Smallmouth Bass in Super Lake. An initial year class of 28,694 fingerlings were stocked during 2021. In addition, 31,080 finglerings and roughly 150 adults (retired brood stock) from Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery were stocked in 2022. Annual stockings will continue as long as fish are available.

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 equipment, electrofishing is now an effective sampling tool for this lake. The 2021 spring nocturnal electrofishing survey was the first conducted on Super Lake. All fishery information prior to 2021 was based on spring trap net surveys, which did not effectively sample the bass population. The electrofishing survey indicated a very good Largemouth Bass fishery. A fall netting survey (trap nets and gill nets) was also conducted and indicated the lake harbors a good Channel Catfish population. Efforts are underway to establish a fishable population of Smallmouth Bass. 28,694 fingerlings were stocked in 2021. An additional 31,080 fingerlings and 150 adults were stocked in 2022. Several anglers have reported catches of stocked adults.

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.

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

There were 11 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2021.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 291

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2022 tournaments:

1     6.76 lbs
2     6.64 lbs
3     6.10 lbs
4     5.85 lbs
5     5.32 lbs

Top 5 Total Tournament Weight of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2022 tournaments:

1 168.59 lbs
2 99.27 lbs
3 66.36 lbs
4 53.35 lbs
5 49.23 lbs


Multiple day tournaments are listed with * end date.

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2022 – 2023 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
April-2923597Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
May-0623180Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
NoNo
May-2723598Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
June-2423599Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
June-2522879Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
July-2923600Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
August-1323392Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-2623601Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
September-0323195Pending Pyramid SRA (20 boat max) boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
NoNo