Fishing on Chotard and Albermarle 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).
River level at Vicksburg: 14.7 feet and expected to rise to 16.2 by Feb. 28
There have been few bass fishermen on these lakes; no reports have come in on Chotard or Albemarle.
Some nice size crappie have been coming out of Albemarle. Not a lot of numbers, but the fish that are being caught are big fish.
No reports on bream. Try crickets or tightlining with worms for Redear.
No reports on catfish, but Mississippi River oxbows are known to produce good numbers of catfish. Try tightlining with your choice of catfish bait: livers, worms, or commercially available stink baits.
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".