Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – March 17, 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 50’s throughout most of the lake on Wednesday
(3/17/2021). The lake level was about 2 inches above the top of the dam.
The water was medium brown and clear to slightly cloudy in the central lower

Most blue cats and bullheads were along flats, drop-offs, and in channels in
the main lake. When active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait.
Most crappie were leaving deeper main lake flats, channel edges, and
channels and moving into major creeks. Moderate numbers of crappie were in
creeks over the past week, but sizes of fish were quite good as has been
typical of early fish in the creeks. Active fish in deeper areas were
hitting live minnows and small swim baits on jigs or drop shot rigs, while
long line trolling or bobbers with tubes or curly tail jigs were effective
in creeks. White and yellow perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on
deep flats and channels in the main lake and in some shallows at the upper
end of the 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 still mostly inactive, but occasional
active bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms, Nikko nymphs, and
small swimbaits. Pickerel and bass were in creeks and around cypress trees,
on flats, and on channel edges in the main lake. 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, Tricia Pearsall had 14 crappie, 5 white perch, 1
pickerel, and 2 largemouth bass. David Ross had 8 crappie and 1 bass.
Sandra Rothrock had 6 crappie and 1 white perch. Tom Porter had 11 crappie,
2 pickerel, and 1 largemouth bass.

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