Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 8/14/2018 12:45:23 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).

The river level on 8/14/2018 is currently at 15.87 ft and the expected forecast projects the level to be at 15.80 ft by 8/21/2018.

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



No recent bass reports are available. Try using crankbaits and topwater lures at dusk. During this time bass usually come out foraging for food in the flats.


No recent reports for bream are available. Try fishing around shallow structure with worms or crickets. 


No recent crappie reports are available. Try fishing in water depths of 8 - 12 ft deep. Try targeting these fish with a variety of different colored jigs or minnows. 


The hot summer days are a great time to fish for catfish.  Fish on the bottom using liver, nightcrawlers or cut bait.


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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