Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Calling Panther Lake - 8/20/2018 7:55:27 PM

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.


For more information, call the lake office at (601) 892-4776




Bass fishing has been good. Large soft plastics are working well on schooling bass. Anglers that are pre-fishing for tournaments have been catching good size fish in the 3 to 4 lbs range. Topwater lures and crankbaits along the dam early and late in the day have also been productive.


Bream fishing has been fair.  Some good bluegill have been caught in shallow water. Fishing with redworms and crickets early morning and late afternoon have produced the best results.



Above:  Peggy Blakeney with the new lake record crappie at 2.75 pounds

Crappie fishing has been poor recently. Try using minnows in 8 to 12 feet of water.  If you use a variety of different colored jigs at different depths you should have some success harvesting these fish.


Fishing for catfish has been fair lately and Calling Panther has a very healthy catfish population.  Try cutbait or chicken livers on the bottom.

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.


Click here for a lake depth map.


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