Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – March 4, 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 lower 50’s in most areas in the lake on Wednesday
(3/4/2020), with slightly higher water temperatures in some creeks. The
lake level was about even with the top of the dam and the water was medium
brown and slightly cloudy in the central lake.

Many 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. Most crappie had left winter areas and some were
starting to move into warmer water in the creeks and on flats near creek
mouths. Crappie in the creeks were generally scattered, with many on or
near wood cover or lily pad roots. Active crappie were hitting live
minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curly tail jigs, small tubes,
Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. Trolling with jigs and other
lures was more effective than casting. 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 6 crappie, 5 white perch, 1 blue
cat, 1 pickerel, and 1 bass.

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