Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Chotard & Albermarle - 11/22/2023 8:53:52 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Target bass in water depths of 2 to 4 feet deep. Try catching these fish using deep diving crankbaits or lipless crankbaits.
Crappie Fish for crappie in the 6 to 8 foot range. Target these fish with bright colored jigs or live minnows.
Bream Try targeting bream around any cypress trees with red worms or crickets.
Catfish The best places to fish for catfish are in deep areas of Chotard or Albermarle. Try catching these fish with fresh cut bait or commercial stink baits.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release

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 15 feet (Vicksburg Gauge).


The MS River gauge at Vicksburg has the river level on 11/22/2023 currently at 1.78 feet and the expected forecast projects the river to rise to 3.10 feet by 11/29/2023. 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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