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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 Gauge). 

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.


Online Map

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".

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