Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – April 21, 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 mid to upper 60’s throughout most of the main lake
on Wednesday (4/21/2021). The lake level was about 1 inch above the top of
the dam. The water was medium to dark brown and slightly cloudy in the
central lower lake, with cloudy water on windy shorelines.

Most blue cats and bullheads were on flats, along drop-offs, and in channels
in the main lake. When active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait.
Crappie were in multiple patterns. Moderate numbers of crappie were in
creeks and near wood cover on 3- to 6-foot flats in the upper lake, and the
males were dark indicating spawning activity. In the lower lake, most
crappie had left the upper areas in creeks and were near creek mouths and on
flats in the main lake, frequently around cypress trees or wood cover.
Active fish were hitting live minnows, tubes, curly tail grubs, and small
swim baits. White and yellow perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on
flats and channel edges in the main lake with occasional fish in creeks and
when active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and jigs. Some
bluegill, shellcrackers, and fliers were in creeks and 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, Gene Kirsch and Tom Witowski had 18 crappie and 1
pickerel. Bill Marley and Bill Caldwell had 13 crappie, 1 white perch, 1
pickerel, and 1 largemouth bass. Tom Porter had 10 bluegill, 1
shellcracker, 1 flier, 4 crappie, and 4 bass.

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