Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – April 15, 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 high 60’s in most areas in the lake on Tuesday
(4/14/2020), with low 70’s on downwind shorelines and creeks on sunny days.
The lake level was about 2 inches above 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 and in creeks. When active, cats were
hitting live minnows and cut bait. Most crappie were in creeks or on flats
near creek mouths, usually on or near wood cover or lily pad roots. Many
crappie were spawning around cypress trees and lily pad roots, sometimes in
very shallow water. Active crappie were hitting live minnows, Wright Bait
Co. and Southern Pro curly tail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and
small swim baits. White and yellow perch were scattered or in loose
aggregates on flats, drop-offs, and channels in the main lake and creeks and
when active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and jigs. Many
bluegill, fliers, and shellcracker were moving into creeks and holding
around lily pads and other vegetation. When 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 flats, along shorelines, and in creeks, especially 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.

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