Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 4/16/2019 8:36:19 AM

Fishing on Chotard and Albemarle is always dependent upon the MS River level and movement.  For best results on these lakes, always check the MS River report to know if the river is moving in or out of the lake and target areas of moving water for improved fishing.  Fishing is typically best when the river is on a slow fall.  For most boats, access to the river is almost impossible when the river is below 13 feet (Vicksburg Gauge).


Call Chotard Landing for more information at (601) 279-4282.

The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 4/16/2019 currently at 45.89 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to be 46.10 feet by 4/23/2019. The river level is currently at moderate flood stage. 



No recent reports. Bass can be caught in shallow waters right now. Try spinnerbaits, finesse worms, soft stick baits, and jigs around the edges of trees, bushes, and docks. Lipless crankbaits and shad raps are good choices around rocks. 



No recent reports. Bream can be caught using crickets or redworms around structure in water of 4 - 8 feet.



No recent reports. These lakes are known to have big crappie and a lot of them. Some crappie have started moving towards shallow water. Try using minnows or jigs around the willow trees. If you cannot find them there, try some of the deeper treetops along the lake. 



No recent reports. As an oxbow of the MS River, catfishing will always be a good option. Try tightlining in deep water with chicken liver, cutbait, or nightcrawlers.



Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.



Online Map

A description and a map of these lakes can be seen at - Click on public waters and then click on Lake Albermarle or Chotard under "more area lake maps".

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