Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – May 24, 2017

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 high 60’s to low 70’s in the main lake and in the
major creeks on Wednesday (5/24/2017). The lake level was a few inches
above the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and slightly cloudy in
the central lower lake.

Most blue cats and bullheads were on flats in the main lake and scattered in
creeks, and were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Crappie were mostly on
mid-depth flats and wood cover, especially near creek mouths, but some
crappies were along shorelines and on shallow flats. Active crappie were
hitting live minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small
tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. Yellow perch were
scattered or in loose aggregates in creeks and on flats in the main lake and
were hitting live minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. Bluegill and
shellcracker were scattered or in small schools on shoreline flats in the
main lake and some major creeks and were hitting small jigs, Nikko nymphs,
small swim baits, and live worms. Some bass were on flats, along drop-offs,
or in channels in the major creeks and the main lake, while other bass were
on shorelines. Pickerel were still in many creeks on shorelines or around
wood cover or vegetation. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live
minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, and

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Rick Bell and Chuck Willard had 2 bluegill, 20
crappie, 1 white perch, and 1 bullhead. Karen Anderson had 19 bluegill, 2
yellow perch, 1 blue cat, and 1 channel cat. Joe Shmokler and Dominic
Puglisi had 1 shellcracker, 1 length citation yellow perch, 1 pickerel, 1
bowfin, and 2 bass. Tom Porter had 48 bluegill, 16 crappie, 5 white perch,
and 2 pickerel.

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