Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Calling Panther Lake - 4/23/2018 7:22:09 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.

Above: Boat lane markers at Calling Panther Lake.

For more information, call the lake office at (601) 892-4776

Temperature: 68

Visibility: 18"



Above:  Hayden Seghini with a 10 pound 10 ounce largemouth

Bass fishing is fair right now at Calling Panther.  Soft plastics fished in shallow water (2 - 6 feet), crankbaits and topwater lures all work well.  Several big bass have been caught recently (one 8 pounder and one over 10 pounds).  Also, some anglers are having success with spinnerbaits.


Not many anglers targeting bream right now, but wax worms and night crawlers fished on the bottom in 8 to 12 feet of water are working well. 



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

Crappie fishing is hit and miss with the swings in weather patterns. Try fishing minnows and jigs in 4 to 8 feet of water.


The catfish bite is slow 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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