Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – June 16, 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 surface
water temperatures were in the upper 70’s to low 80’s on Wednesday
(6/16/2021). The lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam.
The surface water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the central lower
lake, with more cloudy water deeper, on windy shorelines, and in some

Most blue cats and bullheads were on flats, along drop-offs, and in channels
in the main lake, and when active, were hitting live minnows and cut bait.
Crappie were in multiple patterns and fairly active. A few crappie were in
creeks, usually in deeper areas near wood cover. Other crappie were near
creek mouths and on flats or channel edges in the main lake, frequently
around cypress trees, wood cover such as brush piles, or near the dam. A
few crappie were scattered on shoreline flats in the man lake, especially
early in the day. 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. Moderate numbers of bluegill, shellcracker, and flier were in
creeks and on main lake shorelines and flats, generally scattering out
deeper from the neighborhoods of spawning locations, and were hitting live
worms, wet flies, Nikko nymphs, Wright Bait Co. 1-inch curly tail grubs, 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, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Warren Helwig had 13 bluegill and 1 largemouth
bass on a fly rod. Scott Jackson had 21 bluegill and 1 shellcracker on a
fly rod. Tom Porter had 35 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 7 crappie, and 1

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