Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – March 6, 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
(3/6/2019), but should drop over the next day, then rise through the
weekend. The lake level was about 7 inches above the top of the dam. The
water was light brown and slightly to moderately cloudy in the central lake.

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 and the upper end of the lake on sunny days.
Activity has varied with water temperature stability, with 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, Tricia Pearsall had 12 crappie, 6 white perch, 1
blue cat, and 1 pickerel.

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