Calling Panther Lake: Temperature: 85
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. Watermelon or junebug colored soft plastics in 10 - 12 feet of water work well. Spinnerbaits and topwater have also been productive.
Bream fishing is good, with good numbers of bream being caught. Most are small to medium sized, with some larger fish mixed in. 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 slow. Try minnows and jigs in deep water, 10' - 12'. Several anglers caught 20 or more fish recently. White jigs have been catching fish as well.
The catfish bite is fair. 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.