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 31.0', and is supposed to rise to 32.0'' by June 30th. The high water and rain have slowed fishing down on these lakes.
Call Chotard Landing for more information at (601) 279-4282.
Bass fishing is slow. Spinnerbaits or soft plastics are the go-to lures.
Currently there are no reports on bream. Fishing with crickets or worms is always a good bet.
Crappie fishing has slowed down with the rising water. Minnows have been the best bait, but jigs work well also.
Anglers are still catching some catfish. Liver, worms, cutbait, or commercial catfish bait fished on the bottom is the way to go.
A description and a map of these lakes can be seen at - www.outfitters.org Click on public waters and then click on Lake Albermarle or Chotard under "more area lake maps".