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 main lake water temperatures were in the mid 40’s on Wednesday (11/28/2012). The lake level was approximately even with the top of the dam. The water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the lower lake. Most of the floating hydrilla mats in the main lake were gone. Many of the hydrilla mats in the major creeks had broken loose and were drifting and starting to sink.
Blue cats were hitting live minnows and were around bait schools in deeper channels in the main lake. Active crappie were along the edges of the channels or on deep flats near channels (about 11-15 foot depths) in the main lake and were hitting live minnows, blade baits, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, and tubes. Bass, pickerel, and bowfin were scattered in mid-depths in the main lake. Bass were hitting live minnows, blade baits, soft plastic stick baits, crank baits, and plastic worms.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Mickey Cleveland and Mark Stawinsky had 10 crappie, 1 white perch, 2 pickerel, and 3 bass. Capt. Bill Buck and Hollis Pruitt had 34 crappie, 1 white perch, 1 bluegill, and 1 bass.