Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 8, 2020

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 central lower main lake and in
the lower 40’s in many shallows, in the upper main lake, and in the major
creeks on Wednesday (1/8/2020). The lake level was about an inch over the
top of the dam and 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 were dispersed onto flats and into creeks. 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 curly tail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and
small swim baits. White perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on deep
flats, drop-offs, and channels in the main lake and when active were hitting
small live minnows, swim baits, and jigs. Most bluegill and shellcracker
had moved into channels and were inactive. When occasionally active,
bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms and Nikko nymphs, flies,
and small swimbaits fished on drop shot rigs. Pickerel and bass were
located around cypress trees, on deep flats, and in channels. When active,
bass and pickerel were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick
worms, crank baits, jerk baits, blade baits, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Pierre LaFrance had 3 bluegill, 30 crappie, 3
white perch, and 1 bass. Tricia Pearsall had 28 crappie. Tom Porter had 3
crappie, 10 white perch, and 1 roach minnow.

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