Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 6/1/2020 2:38:45 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The best place for bass is around shallow cover. Try using soft plastic worms or lizards. Try fishing these soft plastics very slowly to get a strike. If you want to cover a lot of water quick try using a lipless crankbait or large in-line spinners.
Crappie Crappie are foraging in deep water at the moment. Try and fish areas where the depth drops 2 to 3 feet quickly. Use red or blue colored jigs to catch these fish.
Bream Bream should be around shallow woody structure. Try catching these fish using small worms or crickets.
Catfish Some catfish are beginning to spawn. These catfish are in deep holes and sunken tree stumps. Use liver or cut bait to catch these fish. Hand grabbing season is upon us. It started on 5/1/2020 and ends 7/15/2020.

Special Fishing Regulations


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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 6/1/2020 currently at 43.50 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to be 44.50 feet by 6/8/2020. The river level is currently at minor 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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