Calling Panther Lake: Water Temperature: 65
The lake level has increased with all the recent rain and it is now safe for anglers to launch using the boat ramp. The water is turbid following the heavy rain this week, but it should begin to clear soon.
Try fishing ledges and drop offs with soft plastics. Dark colors may be best until the water begins to clear up. Crank baits may also be good along the dam.
Try crickets around brush for bluegill and redworms fished on the bottom for redear.
Fresh shrimp or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom usually work well, or try tightlining with your standard catfish baits (livers, worms, or commercially available catfish bait).
Fish slowly with jigs or minnows in 10-12' depths. The creek channel is usually a good place to fish for crappie.