Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – April 7, 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 to upper 60’s throughout most of the main
lake on Wednesday (4/7/2021), with slightly higher temperatures in major
creeks. The lake level was about 5 inches above the top of the dam. The
water was medium to dark brown and very 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, and the males were dark indicating spawning activity. 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. Some bluegill and shellcracker were in
channels, frequently on wood cover, and were still mostly inactive, but some
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.

Posted in Fishing-Report | Comments Off on Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – April 7, 2021

Comments are closed.