Calling Panther Lake: Water Temperature: mid 60s
The lake level is still up after the big rains, and the water is stained.
Bass fishing has slowed, but some are being caught on soft plastics and other artificial lures. At a recent tournament, the winning weight was 15.1# with the big fish weighing
The bass are moving up into the shallower water and were being caught on watermelon red lizards. Water temperatures have dropped some but should come back up this week with warmer weather moving in. Artificial lures are starting to be successful, particularly big worms and other soft plastics. Watermelon red is a good color.
Currently there are no reports on bream. Try fishing with crickets and worms around brushtops in 5-10 feet of water. Tight lining with redworms is a good way to catch redear sunfish.
There are no current reports on catfish, but catfishing has been good. Fish are biting on livers fished on the bottom along the dam and in the creek channel. Fishing is usually good on the shallower flats and points. Also, try the creek along the nature trail.
Crappie fishing is slowly picking up on Calling Panther. The fish that have been caught were nice-sized fish. Fish around structure with small minnows and jigs.