Fishing & Boating


Calling Panther Lake is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  



Boat lanes have been cut to allow for easier access to different parts of the lake, but be aware that IDLE SPEED IS REQUIRED in these areas.  Channels are marked with red/green markers for main channels and gold markers for side channels.

Fishing Report

Calling Panther Lake - 8/4/2020 8:57:31 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Try fishing for bass in water depths between 4 - 8 feet deep. Calling Panther has a lot of woody stumps throughout the lake. Colorado bladed spinnerbaits should work well because you can fish multiple depths without worrying to much about getting hung up on woody debris.
Crappie Crappie will be foraging for food in deeper water. Try fishing with blue or silver colored jigs. Another good choice for lures are live golden shiners.
Bream Fishing at water depths of 4 - 8 feet deep is the best way to target bream. Look for woody structure or vegetation. Target these fish with crickets or small worms.
Catfish Fish for catfish in deep water. You can catch these fish using nightcrawlers or commercial stinkbaits. Some anglers have had success fishing at night.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) Maximum length limit 20 inches & over
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 20 inches
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 


  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.

Additional Information:


For information about Calling Panther Lake, please call (601) 892-4776.

Calling Panther Lake depth map


Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.



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