Fishing & Boating


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

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 - 3/23/2023 10:22:29 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has slowed down lately. Try fishing in shallow water with in-line spinners and Indiana bladed spinnerbaits.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been poor. Try and fish in deep water using small bright colored jigs or live golden shiners.
Bream Bream fishing has been slow. Target bream in shallow water with crickets and small worms.
Catfish Catfish have been biting poorly. Use commercial stink baits and chicken gizzards to catch these fish.

Water Temperature: 60 F          Water Visibility: 36" 

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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