Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 3/22/2023 2:41:52 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been poor. Try fishing in shallow water with shallow diving crankbaits or Colorado bladed spinnerbaits.
Crappie Crappie have not been biting well this past week. Try fishing in water between 4 - 8 feet deep with bright colored jigs or minnows.
Bream Bream fishing has been poor. Try bream fishing near flooded vegetation and near cypress trees with crickets or wax worms.
Catfish Catfish anglers aren't doing well at the moment. Try fishing with commercial stink baits in deep water.

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 3/22/2023 currently at 39.00 feet and the expected forecast projects the river to crest at 33.60 feet on 3/29/2023. 


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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