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Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 125

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.

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Fish Status



Goldeneye Lake has an excellent black crappie population. The black crappie only started showing up in the last four years. Site Regulation: 25 fish daily limit.



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



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



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).



Goldeneye Lake is stocked annually with muskie. No muskie were collected in the spring of 2016. If you catch a tagged muskie from Goldeneye Lake, DO NOT REMOVE THE TAG. Please contact Shawn Hirst, IDNR Fish Biologist by email at or by phone at 618-687-4546 or with the following information: date of catch, length of fish, and 5-digit tag number.



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: 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. 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

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.

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.

Site 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

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