Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 27, 2021

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 40’s in the lower main lake on Wednesday
(1/27/2021), with slightly colder water in some areas farther up the lake.
The lake level was about 4 inches above the top of the dam and the water was
light brown. Water in the lower lake was clear or slightly cloudy and
cloudiness increased farther up the lake.

Most blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake. When active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Most
crappie were on deeper main lake flats, channel edges, or in channels. Most
schools were not very active, but occasional more active fish were hitting
live minnows, small swim baits on jigs or drop shot rigs, and small blade
baits. White and yellow perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on deep
flats and channels in the main lake and when active were hitting small live
minnows, swim baits, and jigs. Larger bluegill and shellcracker were in
channels, frequently on wood cover, and were mostly inactive. When active,
bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms, Nikko nymphs, and small
swimbaits. Pickerel and bass were located along a few shorelines, around
cypress trees, on flats, and on channel edges. 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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