Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 8/4/2020 9:02:10 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Fish for bass at depths of 4 to 6 feet deep. Good lures to target these with are soft plastic swimbaits. If you want a lure with a little more vibration try using a Indiana bladed spinnerbait.
Crappie Fish for crappie in deep water. Try to find drop offs where the depth changes drastically. Jigs with chartreuse or junebug trailers may work well.
Bream Bream should be around shallow woody structure. Try catching these fish using small worms or crickets.
Catfish Some of the best areas to fish for catfish is in deep pockets. Cut bait can work well during the hot summer days.

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 13 feet (Vicksburg Gauge).


The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 8/4/2020 currently at 19.60 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to be 23.30 feet by 8/11/2020. The river level is currently below action flood stage.

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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