Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – September 30, 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 to low 70’s in the central lower lake on
Wednesday (9/30/2020). The lake level was about 6 inches above the top of
the dam and the water was medium brown and clear 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 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, but
larger bluegill and shellcracker were in 3 to 8 feet of water on deep flats
or channel edges, frequently on wood cover or around cypress trees. When
active, bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms, 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, Kevin Kennedy had 8 bluegill, 16 crappie, 1 white
perch, and 1 bass. Tom Porter had 25 bluegill, 2 shellcracker, 11 crappie,
1 white perch, and 1 pickerel.

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