Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – September 23, 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 mid 60’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday
(9/23/2020). The lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam and
the water was medium brown and very slightly cloudy in the central lake,
with much more murky water near windy shorelines.

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 and were becoming
more active with cooler 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 deep flats and drop-offs in the main lake and when
active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and jigs. A few smaller
bluegill and shellcracker were along main lake shorelines and in the lower
areas of major creeks, in loose schools holding around wood cover or
vegetation. Larger bluegill and shellcracker were in 3 to 8 feet of water,
frequently on wood cover or around cypress trees. 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, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Greg Flowers and Jimmy Bryant had 2 bluegill, 1
crappie, 1 pickerel, and 8 bass. Jerry Davis had 29 bluegill and 3
shellcracker. Tom Porter had 17 bluegill, 6 crappie, 7 white perch, and 4

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