Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 5/23/2023 11:10:35 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been slow this past week. A few good lures to use to catch bass are slow rising jerkbaits or Carolina rigged soft plastic lures.
Crappie Crappie anglers have struggled lately. Try fishing at multiple depths for crappie. Try catching these fish using bright colored jigs or live minnows.
Bream Bream fishing has been slow at the moment. Fish for bream in shallow water with very small jigs or crickets.
Catfish Catfish are biting okay at the moment. Try targeting these fish with fresh cut bait or chicken gizzards.

Special Fishing Regulations


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Creel Limits (per person, per day)

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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 15 feet (Vicksburg Gauge).


The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 05/23/2023 currently at 30.3 feet and the expected forecast projects the river to be at 27.1 feet on 05/30/2023. Source: National Weather Service. 


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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