Calling Panther Lake: Temperature: 88
Bass fishing is fair. The bass are hitting on soft plastics fished deep. Schooling fish are hitting swim baits the best. Spinnerbaits and topwater have also been productive.
Bream - There haven't been many bream fishermen on the lake lately. Crickets and worms are best, both tightlining and with a cork.
Crappie fishing is slow; no anglers have been trying them in the heat, however. Try minnows and jigs in deep water, 12 to 15 feet. White jigs have been catching fish as well.
Catfish - 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.