Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 8/8/2022 2:42:46 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass can be caught in water depths between 4 - 8 feet deep. Try using lures that either rise or sink slowly. The best lures to use to target these fish are Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or suspending jerkbaits. These lures stay in the strike zone longer and may entice a bite.
Crappie Deep water is the best place to target crappie during these hot days. Try fishing in 6 - 14 feet of water using bright colored jigs or live minnows.
Bream Target fishing for bream around downed woody structure or cypress stumps. Try catching these fish using either small worms or crickets.
Catfish Catfish are in deep water foraging for food. Fish these areas using either liver or commercial stinkbaits.

Special Fishing Regulations


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Creel Limits (per person, per day)

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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 8/8/2022 currently at 20.30 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to be 18.90 feet by 8/15/2022.

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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