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Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 3

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? No Wake Only

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

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Fish Status



A total of 12 Bluegill were collected during the 2022 survey. Only one exceeded 7 inches.



Channel Catfish have been stocked annually since 2020. No catfish were collected during the 2022 survey, however electrofishing is not always effective for sampling catfish, especially in deeper lakes like strip cuts.



Five bass were collected during the 2022 electrofishing survey, ranging in length from 5 to 14 inches.


Very Good

Three Redear were collected during the 2022 survey, 2 of which were over 9 inches in length. The largest Redear was 10.1 inches and weighed nearly 1 lb.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. To reach Little Beaver Lake, head west on Pyatt-Cutler Road from State Route 127, then turn north into the Little Beaver Lake parking area, which is located just east of the main park entrance.

Description: Little Beaver Lake is a 3-acre strip cut that has a gravel boat launch. The lake has numerous small islands created by spoil mounds.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Fisheries surveys conducted during 2022 consisted of a 5-minute nocturnal spring electrofishing survey. Survey results showed the lake harbors, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear, and several other species. Redear appear to grow very well, as demonstrated by fish over 10 inches in the sample.

Grass Pickerel are present in this lake. Although they do not grow large, they provide a unique angling opportunity for those seeking to target something uncommon.

Additional Lake Information: There is no motor limit, however all boats must be operated at no-wake speed.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth Bass: statewide limit of 6 fish/day
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily limit
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 25 fish daily limit
Crappie: 25 fish daily limit

2 pole and line fishing only and bowfishing is allowed.

Fishing is allowed on this lake year-round.

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Nick Abell