Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 8/14/2017 8:20:08 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 Mississippi River is currently at 19.5', and is expected to remain around that level for the next 5 days. 

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


Bass fishing has been very good recently.  The two young men pictured below caught 28 recently on soft plastics, see below. 



Bream fishing has been good recently.  Fishing with crickets or worms is always a good bet.


Crappie fishing should be picking up with the dropping water levels.  Minnows have been the best bait, but jigs work well also.


The catfish bite is good.  Liver, worms, cutbait, or commercial catfish bait fished on the bottom is the way to go.


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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