Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – February 12, 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 low 50’s in most areas in the lake on Wednesday
(2/12/2020), with higher water temperatures in some shallow flats and
creeks. The lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam and the
water was light brown and moderately cloudy in the central lake. Current
was strong at the upper end of the lake.

Most blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake, but some were on flats. When active, cats were hitting live
minnows and cut bait. Some crappie were still along main lake channel edges
or in channels, frequently near wood cover, but others were starting to move
into warmer water in the creeks. Crappie were moderately active up the lake
in areas sheltered from current, and when active 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, fliers, and shellcracker were in 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 mostly located around cypress trees, on deep flats, and in
channels, but some were along shorelines and in creeks on sunny days. 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, Tom Porter had 14 crappie and 1 white perch.

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