Fishing & Boating


The boat ramp is closed at this time due to low water levels and maintenance. The lake is accessible for bank and kayak fishing. 


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 - 11/29/2023 8:42:51 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass No report. Try bass fishing around cover in 2-6 feet of water with Texas rigged worms or lizards. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits worked around woody cover and along points can produce bites.
Crappie No report. Try crappie fishing along the creek channels with jigs tipped with powerbait or minnows.
Bream No report. Try bream fishing with red worms or crickets near woody cover or on the bottom.
Catfish No report. Try catfishing on bottom with cut bait, night crawlers, or kool aid soaked chicken.

Water Temperature: not reported °F            Water Visibility: not reported

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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