Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 11/13/2018 9:42:58 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 river level on 11/13/2018 is currently at 36.95 ft and the expected forecast projects the level to be at 37.10 ft by 11/20/2018.

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



No recent bass reports are available. Declining temperatures causes some bass to move towards shallow cover. Target these fish using spinnerbaits and soft plastics in and around structure. Use crankbaits in open shallow water.


No recent reports for bream are available. Some bream are in shallow water. Try fishing these areas with small worms or crickets around structure.


No recent crappie reports are available. Try fishing near deep areas for crappie. Try targeting these fish with a variety of different colored jigs or minnows. 


No recent reports on catfish. Catfish can be found in deep water.  Fish on the bottom using liver or cut bait. Catfish tend to move less with temperatures falling so search different areas for success. 


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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