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 mid 70’s in the main lake and in the creeks on
Wednesday (5/2/2018). The lake level was about an inch above the top of the
dam. The water was medium brown and slightly cloudy in the central lake.
Blue cats and bullheads were scattered on flats, along drop-offs, and in
channels in the main lake and in creeks, and were hitting live minnows and
cut bait. Some crappie were on flats, on drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake, especially near cypress trees and other wood cover, while some
crappie were in the lower parts of major creeks. Activity varied, but more
active crappie were hitting live minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro
curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits.
Yellow and white perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on flats,
drop-offs, and channels in the main lake and some creeks, and when active
were hitting live minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. Some bluegill
were along some shorelines in the main lake and in creeks and were hitting
live worms, flies, Nikko nymphs, and small swimbaits. Some bass and
pickerel were along shorelines, on deeper flats, along drop-offs, or in
channels in the main lake and in creeks. When active, bass and pickerel
were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank
baits, jerk baits, and jigs.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Frank Hart and Marcos Lusso had 2 bluegill, 3
fliers, 18 crappie, 1 yellow perch, 1 bowfin, 1 blue cat, and 4 pickerel.
Hudson Reese and Bobby Hall had 11 crappie and 1 bass. Tom Porter had 15
bluegill, 6 crappie, 1 white perch, 1 blue cat, and 2 bass..