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 had fallen into the mid to high 40’s by Wednesday (11/07/2012). The lake level was approximately one foot above the top of the dam. The water was light brown and very slightly cloudy in the lower lake. Most of the floating hydrilla mats in the main lake were gone, and many of the hydrilla mats in the major creeks had broken loose and were drifting.
Blue cats were hitting live minnows and were around bait schools in channels in the main lake. Active crappie were still along the edges of the channels (about 10-12 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 along the shorelines and mid-depths in the main lake. Bass were hitting live minnows, surface lures, soft plastic stick baits, crank baits, and plastic worms.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Capt. Bill Buck had 1 bluegill, 9 crappie, 1 pickerel, and 2 blue cats.