Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 3/19/2018 12:48:08 PM

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 river is currently above flood stage at 49.8' at Vicksburg. The river has crested and is beginning to fall rapidly.  Highway 465 is now closed due to high water. 


Call Chotard Landing for more information at (601) 279-4282.

The high water and rising water levels have kept fishermen off of these lakes.  Fishing should begin to pick up once the river level begins to drop.


Currently no reports.


Currently no reports.


Currently no reports.  Crappie fishing is poor when the water levels are rising.


Currently no reports.  Catfish are generally a good option on oxbow lakes.  Chicken livers, nightcrawlers,  and cutbait are all good for catching a mess of fish.


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.



Online Map

A description and a map of these lakes can be seen at - Click on public waters and then click on Lake Albermarle or Chotard under "more area lake maps".

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