Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – February 27, 2019

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 middle 40’s in the lower main lake on Wednesday
(2/27/2019). The lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam.
The water was light brown and slightly to moderately cloudy in the central

Some blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake while others had dispersed onto flats. When active, cats were
hitting live minnows and cut bait. Most crappie were on drop-offs and in
channels in the main lake, especially near wood cover, but a few have begun
moving into the major creeks. Activity has been varying with water
temperature stability, with the occasional active crappie hitting live
minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin
crappie scrubs, blade baits, jerk baits, and small swim baits. Yellow and
white perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on deep flats, drop-offs,
and channels in the main lake, with some yellow perch moving into major
creeks. When active, both perch species were hitting live minnows, small
swim baits, and small jigs. Most bluegill and shellcracker were along
drop-offs or in channels in the main lake and when active were tentatively
hitting live worms, Nikko nymphs, and small swimbaits. Some bass and
pickerel were along shorelines in coves and in creeks on sunny days, while
other bass and pickerel were on deeper flats, along drop-offs, or in
channels in the main lake. 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 8 crappie and 1 bass.

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