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 mid to high 70’s in the main lake and up the creeks on Wednesday (05/21/2014). The lake level was about eight inches above the top of the dam. 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 next to shoreline vegetation and on hydrilla flats and were hitting live minnows, small jigs, and stick worms. Yellow perch were on hydrilla flats in the main lake. 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, Karen Anderson had 11 bluegill, 8 crappie, and 1 cat. Dr. Ervin Baas had 3 bluegill, 1 flier, 6 crappie, and 1 bass. Capt. Bill Buck and Terry Rivers had 30 bluegill, 1 shallcracker, 4 crappie, 1 yellow perch, 1 roach minnow, 1 blue cat, and 1 bass.