Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service (804-514-1486) out of
Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait reported that Chickahominy Lake mid-day water
temperatures were in the low to mid 50’s in the main lake and slightly
higher in the major creeks on Wednesday (2/21/2018). The lake level was
about even with the top of the dam after falling over the last several days.
The water was light to medium brown and slightly to moderately cloudy in the
Most blue cats and bullheads were on deeper flats, along drop-offs, and in
channels in the main lake and scattered in creeks, and were hitting live
minnows and cut bait. Most crappie were on drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake, especially near wood cover. Crappie activity was starting to
slowly pick back up, and when active, crappie were hitting live minnows,
Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie
scrubs, small swim baits, and blade baits. Yellow and white perch were
scattered or in loose aggregates on deeper flats, drop-offs, and channels in
the main lake and when active were hitting live minnows, small swim baits,
and small jigs. Most bluegill were along drop-offs or in channels in the
main lake and were mostly inactive, but occasionally hitting small jigs, wet
flies, Nikko nymphs, small swim baits, and live worms. Many bass and
pickerel were on deeper flats, along drop-offs, or in channels in the main
lake, while pickerel and a few bass were in deeper channels in creeks. When
active, bass and pickerel were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim
baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, blade baits, and jigs.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Tom Porter had 11 crappie, 6 white perch, 1
pickerel, and 1 largemouth bass.