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Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 60

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.



Fish Status



The electrofishing survey indicated that Bluegill growth is poor, as very few individuals exceeded 6 inches in length. Bluegill growth is likely hampered by the presence of Gizzard Shad in the lake.



Channel Catfish are present in the lake. One 18-inch catfish was captured during the 2023 electrofishing survey.


Very Good

The 2023 electrofishing survey yielded good numbers of bass across multiple size groups. The largest bass collected was over 20 inches in length.

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. Snow Goose Lake is located directly west of Canada Goose Lake, south of Leopard Rd.

Description: Snow Goose Lake is a 60-acre strip cut located in the Captain Unit Pyramid State Park. There is no boat launch or other facilities at this lake and bank access is limited by dense stands of phragmites.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The most recent electrofishing survey was conducted during September of 2023. Surveys indicate the lake harbors a quality bass fishery.

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

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: statewide limit of 6 fish/day
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.

Contact Information:
Pyramid State Park
Nick Abell - IDNR Fisheries Biologist