Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – March 31, 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 middle 60’s throughout most of the main lake on
Wednesday (3/31/2021), with slightly higher temperatures in major creeks.
The lake level was about 4 inches above the top of the dam, with visible
current through the upper half of the lake. The water was dark brown and
very slightly cloudy in the central lower lake.

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, with sizes typical of mid to late run fish in the
creeks. Active fish in deeper areas were hitting live minnows and small
swim baits on jigs or drop shot rigs, while live minnows, 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 with occasional fish in creeks 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 in creeks
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, Joe Shmokler had 6 crappie and 2 pickerel. Jerry
Davis had 12 crappie, 1 yellow perch, and 1 pickerel. Jim Fuller and Wayne
Loving had 19 crappie.

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