Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 27, 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 60’s in the lower lake on Wednesday
(10/27/2021). The lake level was about even with the top of the dam. The
surface water was light brown and very slightly cloudy 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 larger 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, Mickey Cleveland had 7 bluegill and 16 crappie.
Karen Anderson had 13 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 8 crappie, 1 white perch,
and 4 largemouth bass. John Barret had 1 bluegill, 4 crappie, 1 white
perch, 1 yellow perch, 2 bullheads, 1 pickerel, and 1 largemouth bass. Tom
Porter had 37 bluegill, 11 crappie, and 1 largemouth bass.

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