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 to mid 70’s in the main lake and up the creeks on Saturday (05/10/2014). The lake level was about a foot above the top of the dam and had been dropping. The water was medium to dark brown and slightly cloudy in the central lower lake.
Blue cats were scattered throughout the lake and up the creeks. Crappie were scattered along the creek and main lake shorelines and on mid-depth wood cover and were hitting live minnows and small jigs and swim baits. Bass were primarily next to shoreline vegetation and wood cover in the creeks and were hitting live minnows and stick worms. Yellow perch, fliers, and pickerel were scattered in the creek channels and hitting live minnows and small jigs. Bluegills and shellcrackers were in scattered loose groups near traditional spawning areas and were hitting live worms and crickets, flies, and small tubes and jigs.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Mickey Cleveland had 7 bluegill, 4 shellcracker, 13 crappie, and 1 pickerel.