Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – August 25, 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 middle to high 80’s on Wednesday (8/25/2021).
The lake level was about 6 inches above the top of the dam. The surface
water was dark brown and clear in the central lower lake, with much more
cloudy water up the lake, on windy shorelines, and in some creeks.

A few small 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 moderately active. A few
crappie were in creeks, usually in deeper areas near wood cover. Most
crappie were near creek mouths, on flats, or on 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 main
lake, especially early in the day. Active crappie 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. A few bluegill, shellcracker, and
flier were in creeks and on main lake shorelines and flats, with most larger
fish on flats somewhat away from the shoreline or on channel edges.
Bluegill and shellcracker 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, jigs, and
topwater baits.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Tricia Pearsall had 16 bluegill, 1 shellcracker,
6 crappie 4 white perch, 1 yellow perch, and 3 largemouth bass. Tom Porter
had 10 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 17 crappie, 1 white perch, and 1 largemouth

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