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 - 11/18/2019 11:13:30 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing is still poor. Bass are at depths between 4 - 8 feet deep. Try fishing with lures that are slow rising or sinking. Use lures like shallow weighted jerkbaits or Carolina rigged soft plastic lures.
Crappie Crappie have been biting slow. Try fishing in depths between 10 - 20 feet. Try using junebug or tiger patterned jigs to catch these fish.
Bream Bream fishing has been poor. Bream can be caught in shallow water. Try fishing near structure using red worms or crickets.
Catfish Fishing for catfish has been poor. Target these fish using cut bait and liver. Some of the best places to catch catfish is from the wooden piers or out near deep water stumps.

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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