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Lake Information

County: Perry

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? yes

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Fish Stocking






Channel Catfish

Non-vulnerable 8 - 10"



Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"


Additional information for stocking on PYRAMID-WESSELN

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. To reach Clear Lake, head west on Galum Church Road from State Route 127, then turn south onto Pyramid Park Road.

Description: Wesseln Cut is a 35-acre, unreclaimed strip cut within Pyramid State Park. There is a gravel boat launch and dock, in addition to a camping area next to the lake.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: No fish community survey has been conducted on this lake. However, a survey is planned for 2022 and will be repeated every other year. Starting in 2020, 8-inch channel catfish will be stocked in the lake on an annual basis to enhance angling opportunities.

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 for all waters contained within Pyramid State Park.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 5 fish under 14” and fish 1 over 18” limit, 14–18 inch protected slot (no possession)
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

2 pole and line fishing only and bowfishing is allowed.

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