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 - 6/30/2020 10:37:55 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing may be better due to some overcast conditions this week. Fish for bass in shallow water during cloudy conditions. Topwater lures like buzzbaits and poppers work well for this situation. During other parts of the day try using spinnerbaits or soft plastic swimbaits.
Crappie A great place to fish for crappie is in deep water. Calling Panther has a good amount of stumps and these may the areas that will hold some fish. Use jigs tipped with nibble to get a bite. Another popular type of bait to use to catch crappie are live golden shiners.
Bream Bream will be in water depths from 3 - 8 feet deep. When the water temperatures get into the mid 80's fish tend to be in 6 - 8 feet of water. During cooler times bream are in 3 - 5 feet of water. Use crickets or even small jigs to catch these fish.
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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