Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Calling Panther Lake - 12/7/2018 8:33:04 AM

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



Weekly fishing reports will return in February. Below are some hints for fishing during the winter and early spring.


Largemouth bass are often caught during the winter by fishing slowly with natural colored soft plastics, football jigs, and jigging spoons.   Also, try suspending jerkbaits, shad raps, and rattletraps off the levee during sunny days.



Bream fishing can be slow, but try using crickets and redworms around brushtops in 5 - 10 ft. of water.



Catfish can be caught on liver or cool-cat worms fished on the bottom. The creek along the nature trail can produce catfish.  Fishing along the dam or from the pier at the boat ramp is also popular.



Crappie often suspend in deeper water, around 10 - 15 feet.  Fish will often be found in the main creek channel and around cover.  Minnows and white or jigs are popular choices. 


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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