Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 17, 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 mid 60’s in the main lake on Wednesday
(10/17/2018), with lower temperatures at the upper end of the lake. The
lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam and dropping. The
water was medium brown and slightly to moderately cloudy in the central
lake, but quite murky on downwind shorelines.

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 wood cover. Activity still varied but was
improving, with more active crappie 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 when
active were hitting live minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. A few
small to medium bluegill were still scattered along shorelines, and some
larger bluegill and shellcracker were slightly away from the shoreline in 2
to 8 feet of water, frequently on brushpiles or other wood or near floating
islands or cypress trees. Bluegill were hitting live worms and crickets,
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

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Karen Anderson had 14 bluegill, 3 shellcracker, 1
crappie, and 1 blue cat. Tom Porter had 21 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 18
crappie, and 1 white perch.

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