Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 11/12/2019 11:24:50 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass can be in water from 3 - 6 feet or 8 - 10 feet depending on temperature swings. The recent cold front have slowed down bass metabolism so its best to use slow rising lures like weighted crankbaits and jerkbaits.
Crappie Crappie are suspended in water of 10 - 18 feet deep. Try fishing vertically with different colored jigs. Crappie are chasing schools of shad this time of year, so once you locate one fish you may be able to catch plenty in that one area.
Bream Fish for bream near shallow structure or vegetation. Use small red worms or crickets to catch these fish.
Catfish Fish for catfish in deep areas of the lake. Look for areas with deep holes or drop offs. Fish these areas with cut bait or commercial stink baits.

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 13 feet (Vicksburg Gauge).


The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 11/12/2019 currently at 34.77 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to be 31.60 feet by 11/19/2019. The river level is currently below the action 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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