Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 7/10/2018 10:04:54 PM

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 is currently at 27.1' at Vicksburg and is expected to come up to 31.0' by 7/7. 

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



Currently no reports.


Some bream are being caught, but it's still a little slow. 


No recent crappie reports are available.  However, crappie fishing should pick up somewhat as the river level drops.  Try fishing ledges in 10-15' of water with minnows.


Anglers have been doing pretty well on catfish recently.  Chicken livers, nightcrawlers, and cutbait are all good for catching a mess of fish.


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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