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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.


Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

Although abundant, the bluegill population size structure is poor. The majority of Bluegill collected during surveys are between 4 and 6 inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Fair

A small number of Channel Catfish have been collected during past surveys.

CRAPPIE

Very Good

Green Wing Lake possesses a quality Crappie fishery with both Black and White Crappie present. Several Crappie were collected during the 2023 electrofishing survey in the 9 to 10 inch range. During past years, targeted Crappie trap net surveys have yielded good numbers of eater-size crappie in the 8 to 12 inch range.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

Green Wing Lake harbors a quality bass fishery with good numbers of quality fish present. During the 2023 electrofishing survey, Largemouth Bass were captured at a rate of 93/hour, well above the management goal of 60/hour. Of the bass collected, 52% were over 15 inches and 26% were over 18 inches. Bass over 7 lbs. have been collected during prior surveys.

SAUGEYE (Walleye/Sauger Hybrid)

Good

Saugeye have been stocked in Green Wing Lake since 2021, before which Walleye were stocked from 2002 to 2020. Saugeye and Walleye are generally captured in low numbers during electrofishing surveys. However, anglers have reported catches of several legal-size (>14") Saugeye and Walleye, suggesting that annual stockings are supporting a decent fishery.

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: A multi-gear fish community survey is completed on Green Wing Lake on a biennial basis. Additional targeted surveys (single-species) are also completed as needed. The lake supports good fisheries for Largemouth Bass and Crappie. Based on survey data, Saugeye/Walleye abundance is lower than the management goal, possibly due to escapement into the adjacent Pipestone Creek. However, angler reports indicate there are still sufficient numbers of Saugeye and Walleye to support a fishery.

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
Walleye/Saugeye: 6 fish daily limit, 14" minimum length 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