Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 9/18/2018 8:45:25 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).

The river level on 9/18/2018 is currently at 29.75 ft and the expected forecast projects the level to be at 32.60 ft by 9/25/2018.

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



No recent bass reports are available. Bass become more active in the morning and evening hours. During these hours topwater lures can provide some good action. Use spinnerbaits and crankbaits to target bass foraging on schooling fish. 


No recent reports for bream are available. Bream are in shallow water this time of year. Try fishing these areas with small worms or crickets.


No recent crappie reports are available. Try fishing in water depths of 8 - 12 ft deep. Try targeting these fish with a variety of different colored jigs or minnows. 


Catfish can found in deep water.  Fish on the bottom using liver or cut bait. Catfish may bite well even during these hot days. 


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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