Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 9/9/2019 2:19:39 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).


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

The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 9/9/2019 currently at 24.59 feet and the expected forecast projects the level to be 23.10 feet by 9/16/2019. The river level is currently below the action flood stage. 



Fish for bass in water from 3 - 6 feet deep. In the morning or late evening bass are more active. Target these fish using willow bladed spinnerbaits or lipless crankbaits. During the hottest part of the day use Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or lizards. 



Fish for bream near shallow structure or vegetation. Use small worms or crickets to catch these fish. 



Search for crappie in deep water. Try fishing areas where the depth drops some. Use blue/silver jigs or small crankbaits. Fishing with golden shiners can also be very affective.   



Catfish are in deep areas of the lake. The best bait for catfish is cut bait or commercial stink baits. During the hottest parts of the day catfish may still provide good fishing opportunities. 



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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