Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Calling Panther Lake - 7/10/2018 10:29:59 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


Temperature: 88

Visibility: 15"



Above:  Hayden Seghini with a 10 pound 10 ounce largemouth

Bass fishing has been hit-and-miss.  Some big fish have been caught on watermelon colored swim baits; the biggest being 9.4 pounds.  Large soft plastics are working well on schooling bass.  Try fishing 10 to 12' deep with soft plastics when you aren't seeing any schooling fish. Topwater lures along the dam early and late in the day may also be productive.


Bream fishing has been pretty good recently.  Some nice Redear Sunfish have been caught, as well as some healthy Bluegill.  Crickets, worms, and even small minnows have been working well lately.



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

Crappie fishing has been good recently on minnows in 8 to 12 feet of water.  A pair of anglers caught 29 last week, and reports of catches in the teens are also coming in.  The fish being caught are all nice-sized, a half pound and up.  One fish that wasn't brought in for lake record consideration reportedly weighed over 3 pounds!


The catfish bite is fair right now, but Calling Panther has a very healthy catfish population.  Try night crawlers 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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