Fishing & Boating


The boat ramp is open at this time. 

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 - 5/13/2024 2:20:04 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been good. Bass are transitioning to summer patterns. Try throwing lipless crankbaits, topwaters, and jerk baits.
Crappie Crappie fishing is fair. Try fishing live minnows or white soft plastics near ledges and in the creeks.
Bream Bream fishing is good. The bream are bedding and you can smell their unmistakable odor a ways off. Crickets are the best but they will respond to small jigs and beetle spins.
Catfish No new reports. Catfishing is good. The catfish are the most predictable fish we have. Tight line out in the deep water next to the dam with cut baits, worms, etc. and hold on!

Water Temperature:  76°F            Water Visibility: 36 inches (stained)

Please dispose of trash in barrels provided.  

Report provided by Mr. Pat Drew, Calling Panther Lake Manager

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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