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 50’s in the lower lake on Wednesday
(11/3/2021). The lake level was about 3 inches above 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 and a few larger 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. Most bluegill and shellcracker were on
deep flats, on channel edges, or in channels, 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 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, Bobby Hall and Maurice Riddle had 3 bluegill and
27 crappie. Rick Dagenais and James Triplett had 1 bluegill and 16 crappie.
Tom Porter had 5 bluegill, 13 crappie, 2 white perch, and 1 largemouth bass.