Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – August 4, 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 high seventies to lower 80’s on Wednesday
(8/4/2021). The lake level was about even with the top of the dam. The
surface water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the central lower
lake, with darker and much more cloudy water deeper, 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. Moderate numbers of 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.
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. Brian Dementi and Noah and Cassandra Gwizdala had 11
bluegill, 5 shellcracker, 2 crappie and 1 white perch. Patrick Olmstead had
10 bluegill, 2 shellcracker, 2 crappie, and 1 largemouth bass. Yukie and
Adam Nemethy had 30 bluegill, 5 shellcracker, 6 crappie, and 2 white perch.
Tammy Boatright and Sandra Rothrock had 18 bluegill, 3 shellcracker, and 5
crappie. Tom Porter had 26 bluegill and 3 crappie.

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