Calling Panther Lake: Water Temperature: 58
The lake level rose about 8" from heavy rainfall last week.
Bass fishing is fair. Black and blue jigs fished very slow have produced. Chartruese and white spinnerbaits have also caught some decent bass, as well as shaky head worms. Target the 8-12' depth range.. Fishing during low light conditions has produced some bass. Look for schools of shad that bass are feeding on.
Bream fishing has been poor; try redworms fished on the bottom.
Fair, with some being caught off the pier using nightcrawlers. Bank fishing from the nature trail is also a good place to try for catfish.
Crappie fishing is fair. Try fishing in 12-14' of water with small minnows. The bite is slow but producing crappie in the 2 to 2 1/2 lb. range. Fishing around structure with small minnows and jigs is also a good bet. Blue and white is a popular color.