Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Calling Panther Lake - 9/9/2019 2:21:04 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 poor. Bass are still being caught in water where the depths drop from 4 - 8 feet. Anglers have been catching some fish using pumpkin colored soft plastic swim baits. Try fishing at the north end of the lake around the stumps.  



Bream fishing has been poor. Bream can be caught near the bottom around 6 - 8 feet of water. Use crickets or small red worms to catch these fish. Try fishing near the first two coves that are closer to the boat ramp. 



Crappie fishing has been poor lately. Search for fish in deep water around old trees and stumps. Try fishing vertically with chartreuse or blue jigs. Some anglers have been having some success fishing deep with golden shiners. 



Fishing for catfish has been poor. Target these fish in deep water using cut bait and liver. Also, try fishing from the piers early in the morning.



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.


 Calling Panther Lake depth map 


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