Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 4, 2018

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 high 80’s in the main lake on Wednesday (7/4/2018).
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. Most larger
bluegill and shellcracker were slightly away from the shoreline and were in
2 to 8 feet of water, sometimes on brushpiles or near floating islands or
cypress trees, and were hitting live worms and crickets, flies, Nikko
nymphs, and small swimbaits. Some larger bluegills were clustered, possibly
a result of spawning during the last full moon. 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

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Stephen Slyfield and Tony Oliver had 43 bluegill,
1 shellcracker, and 5 bass. Carolyn Conway had 27 bluegill and 1

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