Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 3, 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 70’s to low 80’s in the main lake on Wednesday
(10/3/2018), with lower temperatures at the upper end of the lake. The lake
level was about 2 inches above the top of the dam. The water was medium
brown and clear 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 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 when active were hitting live
minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. Small to medium bluegill were
scattered along shorelines, and some larger bluegill and shellcracker were
slightly away from the shoreline in 2 to 8 feet of water, sometimes on
brushpiles or near floating islands or cypress trees. Bluegill were hitting
live worms and crickets, flies, Nikko nymphs, and small swimbaits. Several
large catches of large shellcrackers have been taken recently fishing
nightcrawlers on shorelines and shallow flats. 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, Tom Porter had 24 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 15
crappie, and 1 bass.

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