Fishing & Boating



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 - 6/28/2022 3:09:49 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass During these hot days the best times to target largemouth bass are in the morning or the evening. A few good lures to use during those periods are topwater lures like poppers and buzzbaits. These lures create a lot of surface noise that may cause a strike. If you are fishing at the hottest period try using Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. These lures can be fished at multiple depths slowly when fish go a little deeper.
Crappie Crappie are in water depths of 8 - 20 feet deep. Live golden shiners work well when fishing for crappie on Calling Panther. If your fishing with artificial try using dark colored jigs.
Bream Try fishing for bream around structure. These fish can be caught using small worms and crickets.
Catfish Target catfish in deep water. Some anglers fish at the end of the wooden piers. Good bait to use for catching catfish are nightcrawlers or liver.

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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