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 low 80’s in the lower lake on Wednesday (8/14/2013). The lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam. The water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the lower lake.
A mix of sizes of crappie were scattered on weed flats near shoreline cover in the main lake and were hitting live minnows, tubes, and Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail grubs. A mix of sizes of bluegill and shellcrackers were scattered on many shorelines and on hydrilla flats in the main lake and along hydrilla weedwalls around creek mouths and were hitting flies (especially black or brown wet flies and nymphs), small tubes and jigs, and live worms. A few bass were on flats and shorelines in the main lake, and were hitting flyrod bugs and topwaters near sunup and sundown and stick worms and spinnerbaits a bit later in the mornings and earlier in the afternoons.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Malcolm Turnbull had 54 bluegill, 2 crappie, and 3 bass. Tom Porter had 28 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 1 crappie, and 3 shiners. Hollis Pruitt had 55 bluegill, 1 warmouth, 11 crappie, 1 yellow perch, and 6 bass.