Fishing ReportChotard & Albermarle - 10/16/2017 8:37:44 AM
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 Mississippi River is currently at 8.8', and is expected to crest October 20th at 16.6', and then begin to slowly fall.
Call Chotard Landing for more information at (601) 279-4282.
No recent reports on bass fishing. Soft plastics and crankbaits had been working well.
Currently there are no reports on bream fishing. However, a pair of anglers caught over 140 in two days of fishing in shallow water around cypress trees a couple of weeks ago. Fishing with crickets or worms is always a good bet.
Crappie fishing seems to be picking up a little. A couple of anglers caught 15 recently in "deep water". Minnows have been the best bait, but jigs work well also.
The catfish bite has slowed down. One angler had good success a couple of weeks ago catching flatheads on skip jacks. Also, liver, worms, cutbait, or commercial catfish bait fished on the bottom is the way to go for channels and blues.
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".