Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service (804-746-2475) out of
Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait reported that Chickahominy Lake mid-day water
temperatures were in the high 70’s to low 80’s in the main lake and in the
major creeks on Wednesday (6/21/2017). The lake level was a few inches
above the top of the dam. The water was light to medium brown and slightly
to moderately in the central lower lake.
Most blue cats and bullheads were on flats and along drop-offs in the main
lake and scattered in creeks, and were hitting live minnows and cut bait.
Crappie were mostly on mid-depth flats and wood cover, but some crappies
were along shorelines and on shallow flats. Active crappie were hitting
live minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small tubes,
Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. Yellow perch were scattered or
in loose aggregates in creeks and on flats in the main lake and were hitting
live minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. Bluegill and shellcracker
were scattered or in small schools on shoreline flats or on drop-offs in the
main lake, usually offshore of traditional spawning areas, and were hitting
small jigs, Nikko nymphs, small swim baits, and live worms. Some bass were
on flats, along drop-offs, or in channels in the major creeks and the main
lake, while other bass were on shorelines. Pickerel were in creeks or on
shorelines or around wood cover or vegetation. When active, bass and
pickerel were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms,
crank baits, jerk baits, and jigs.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Tom Porter had 38 bluegill, 2 crappie, 2 yellow
perch, 1 white perch, and 1 bass.