Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – May 27, 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 to upper 70’s in the central lower lake and
major creeks on Wednesday (5/27/2020). The lake level was one to two inches
over the top of the dam and the water was medium brown and very 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 on deeper main lake
flats near creek mouths or on channel edge brush piles, but a few were on
deeper shorelines with wood cover. 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 and drop-offs in the main lake and
creeks and when active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and
jigs. Some bluegill, fliers, and shellcracker were along main lake
shorelines and in the lower areas of major creeks, in loose schools holding
around wood cover or vegetation. When active, bluegill and shellcracker
were hitting live worms and Nikko nymphs, flies, and small swimbaits.
Pickerel and bass were located around cypress trees, on flats, along
shorelines, and on channel edges, especially near the mouths of creeks.
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 27 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, and 6

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