Calling Panther Lake: Temperature: 79
Bass fishing is fair to good. Topwater lures are the ticket lately, but watermelon or junebug colored soft plastics in 10 - 12 feet of water work well too. Spinnerbaits have also been productive.
Bream fishing is good. Redear sunfish, or shellcrackers, are being caught on earthworms and red worms fished on the bottom in about 4 feet of water. Crickets and worms are good bets too, both tightlining and with a cork.
Crappie fishing is fair. Several anglers caught 20 or more fish recently, mostly on minnows in 10 to 12 feet of water. White jigs have been catching fish as well.
The catfish bite is good. Livers, cutbait, and nightcrawlers fished on bottom have been working 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.