Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 9, 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 high 60’s to lower 70’s in the lower main lake and
in the major creeks on Wednesday (10/9/2019). The lake level was about 2
inches above the top of the dam and the water was light brown and very
slightly cloudy in the central lake, with more cloudy water along some

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. 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 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, especially around cypress trees, 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 early in the morning (especially under duckweed
patches and hydrilla mats), around cypress trees, on flats, and on channel
edges. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live minnows, top waters
(especially frogs in duckweed and floating hydrilla patches), spinnerbaits,
swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, David Murphy, Jack Long, and Danny Paxton had 3
bass. Ross Alfonso and Ryan Ladd had 9 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 1 white
perch, 1 blue cat, and 1 bass. Tom Porter had 12 bluegill, 8 crappie, 4
white perch, and 1 blue cat.

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