Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 10, 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 upper 80’s in the lower main lake and in the major
creeks on Wednesday (7/10/2019). The lake level was about 4 inches above
the top of the dam and the water was medium olive brown and 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 and into creeks. When
active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Some crappie were in
creeks, along shorelines in the main lake, and on flats in the main lake,
but most crappie were along main lake channel edges, frequently near wood
cover. 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 and in major creeks,
and when active, both species were hitting live minnows, small swim baits,
and small jigs. A mix of sizes of bluegill and shellcracker were scattered
on shorelines and on flats out to 3 to 5 foot depths in the main lake and in
some creeks. When active, bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms
and crickets, Nikko nymphs, flies, and small swimbaits. Pickerel and bass
were located along shorelines (especially under duckweed patches), on flats,
and on channel edges. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live
minnows, top waters (especially frogs in duckweed patches), spinnerbaits,
swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Kennith Young had 17 crappie, 1 white perch, 1
blue cat, and 1 pickerel. Hugh Kent had 37 bluegill. Brian Martin and
Mike Scott had 12 bluegill, 2 shellcracker, 7 crappie, and 4 blue cats.

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