Chotard and Albermarle
Monday, March 27, 2017 8:40 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
The river is currently at 23.4' at Vicksburg and is expected to
slowly rise to 25.1' by March 31.
Call Chotard Landing for more information at 601-279-4282.
Bass fishing is slow; dark-colored soft plastics in shallow
water should produce some strikes.
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.
It's been somewhat hit-and-miss, but the anglers who are finding
them are catching their limits. Minnows have been the best
bait, but jigs work well also.
No current reports on catfish, but catfishing is typically
pretty good on these oxbows. 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".