Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – June 7, 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 70’s to low 80’s in the main lake and in the
major creeks on Wednesday (6/7/2017). The lake level was about even with
the top of the dam. The water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the
central lower lake.

Most blue cats and bullheads were on flats and channels in the main lake and
scattered in creeks, and hitting live minnows and cut bait. Crappie were on
flats and channel edges, usually in the vicinity of wood cover, and
frequently near creek mouths, with a few fish scattered along shoreline
flats. Active crappie were hitting live minnows, Wright Bait Co. and
Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and small
swim baits. Small to medium yellow perch were scattered in creeks and on
flats in the main lake. When located, they were hitting live minnows, small
swim baits, and small jigs. Some bluegill and shellcracker were in
scattered loose schools on mid-depth and shoreline flats in the creeks and
main lake, while other bluegill were in spawning groups in some traditional
spawning areas, and were hitting small jigs, Nikko nymphs, small swim baits,
and live worms and crickets. 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 and bowfin were in many creeks and the upper main lake
on shorelines or around wood cover. When active, bass and pickerel were
hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank baits,
frogs, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Abe and John Longmire had 18 bluegill, 18
crappie, 2 white perch, 1 yellow perch, and 2 bass. Richard Stanton had 1
yellow perch, 2 bowfin, 2 pickerel, and 3 bass. Carolyn Conway had 42

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