Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 11/29/2022 10:30:06 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Target bass in shallow water with shallow diving crankbaits or lipless crankbaits.
Crappie Crappie can be caught near woody debris. Try using small jigs or minnows to catch these fish.
Bream Bream can be caught in shallow water around any structure. These fish can be caught by using wax worms or crickets.
Catfish Fish in deep water for catfish. Try using bait that has a strong odor. Commercial stink baits or chicken liver work well when targeting catfish.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information





Water Level

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 15 feet (Vicksburg Gauge).


The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 11/29/2022 currently at 8.60 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to increase to 6.70 feet on 12/6/2022.

Additional Information:


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


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.

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