Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 20, 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 60’s in the lower lake on
Wednesday (10/20/2021). The lake level was about an inch below the top of
the dam. The surface water was light brown and clear in the central lower
lake, with more cloudy water deeper, on windy shorelines, and in some

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. Most crappie were on deeper flats or on channel edges in the main
lake, frequently around wood cover such as brush piles or near the dam.
Numerous small crappie were in channels. 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 deep flats and channel edges
in the main lake, and when active were hitting small live minnows, swim
baits, and jigs. A few smaller bluegill, shellcracker, and flier were in
creek mouths and on main lake shorelines and flats, but most larger fish
were on deep flats, on channel edges, or suspended in channels. 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 the lower ends of some 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, Ray Jordan, Scott Osmudson, and Mark Wood had 1
bluegill, 19 crappie, and 4 white perch. Jerry Davis had 26 bluegill, 1
shellcracker, 1 crappie, 1 white perch, and 1 largemouth bass. Ben Harris
and Brian Dementi had 23 crappie. Tom Porter had 41 bluegill, 25 crappie, 1
roach minnow, and 1 largemouth bass.

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