Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – November 13, 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 low 50’s to upper 40’s in the lower main lake and
slightly lower in the major creeks and the upper end of the lake on
Wednesday (11/13/2019). The lake level was about even with the top of the
dam and the water was light brown and very slightly cloudy in the central
lake, with some cloudy water along downwind shorelines.

Some blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake while others were dispersed onto flats and into creeks. Some cats
were suspended rather than holding near the bottom. When active, cats were
hitting live minnows and cut bait. Most crappie were along main lake
channel edges or in channels, frequently near wood cover. Active crappie in
the upper lake 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 small live minnows, swim baits, and jigs. Most bluegill and
shellcracker had moved to deeper flats or into channels. When active,
bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms and crickets, Nikko
nymphs, flies, and small swimbaits. Pickerel and bass were located along
shorelines, around cypress trees, on flats, and on channel edges and in
channels. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live minnows, top
waters, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, and

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Tricia Pearsall had 18 crappie, 2 white perch, 1
bullhead, and 1 bass.

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