Calling Panther Lake: 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.
Bass fishing is fair. The bass are hitting plastic worms and crankbaits.
Bream - There haven't been many bream fishermen on the lake lately; the ones that are there have been doing fairly well. Crickets and worms are best, both tightlining and with a cork.
Crappie fishing was pretty good over the weekend. Try minnows and jigs in deep water, 12 to 15 feet. White jigs have been catching fish as well.
The catfish bite is fair. Livers, cutbait, and nightcrawlers fished on bottom have beenworking well. Several nice catfish have been caught off of the pier on liver. Also, some fish in the 4 - 6 pound range have been caught on nightcrawlers in 2 to 3 feet of water. Try worms, minnows, stinkbait, or whatever your favorite catfish bait happens to be.