Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – May 4, 2022

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 low to middle 70’s in the lower lake on
Monday (5/2/2022). The lake level was about even with the top of the dam.
The surface water was light to medium 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 scattered 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 near channel edge brush piles
in the main lake and were slightly to moderately active. A few crappie were
in creek channels. Active crappie were hitting live minnows, tubes, curly
tail grubs, and small swim baits. White 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. Some bluegill and
shellcracker were on deep flats and channel edges near brush piles, but were
not very active. Some bluegill were in the major creeks and were active,
but were difficult to fish for in many creeks due to numerous clumps of
filamentous algae. Active bluegill were hitting live worms and crickets,
Nikko nymphs, Wright Bait Co. 1-inch curly tail grubs, and flies. Pickerel
and bass were in creeks and around cypress trees, on deeper flats, and in
channels in the main lake. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live
minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, and jerk baits.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Sally Wetzler and Tricia Pearsall had 5 crappie,
1 white perch, and 1 largemouth bass. Jack and David Pong had 21 bluegill,
5 crappie, and 1 roach minnow. Steve Novak and Richard Berry had 10
bluegill, 2 crappie, and 1 largemouth bass. Tom Porter had 18 bluegill, 12
crappie, 2 white perch, and 2 largemouth bass.

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