Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – May 1, 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 70’s in the lower main lake and higher in
the major creeks on Wednesday (5/1/2019). The lake level was a few inches
above the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and very slightly
cloudy in the central lake, and very cloudy along downwind shorelines.

Some blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake while others had dispersed onto flats and into creeks. When
active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Some crappie were in
creeks and others were in the main lake, in both cases frequently near wood
cover in moderate depths. 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 deep flats, drop-offs, and channels in the main lake, with
some moving into major creeks. When active, both perch species were hitting
live minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. Many bluegill and
shellcracker were on deeper flats in the main lake, but some had entered the
creeks, and when active were hitting live worms, Nikko nymphs, and small
swimbaits. Pickerel were along shorelines in coves and in creeks on sunny
days. Bass were a mix of post-spawn, spawning, and a few pre-spawn fish,
mostly in the major creeks and main lake coves. When active, bass and
pickerel were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms,
crank baits, jerk baits, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Jim Fuller and Phil McLean had 1 bluegill, 17
crappie, 1 white perch, and 1 bass. Alice Anne Potts and Vince Hughes had
1flier, 14 crappie, and 1 bass. Bill Edwards and Lawrence Barden had 16
crappie, 1 white perch, and 1 bass. Tom Porter had 5 bluegill, 1 flier, 25
crappie, 1 pickerel, and 1 bass.

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