Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 24, 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 50’s in the lower end and the mid 50’s in the
upper end of the main lake on Wednesday (10/24/2018). The lake level was
about even with the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and very
slightly cloudy in the central lake, but quite murky on some downwind

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. Most crappie had moved into 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 very few small bluegill were still scattered
along shorelines, but most larger bluegill and shellcracker were away from
the shoreline in 5 to 12 feet of water, frequently on brushpiles along
channel edges. Bluegill 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, Abe and John Longmire and John McDaniel had 38
bluegill, 2 shellcracker, 16 crappie, and 1 roach minnow.

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