Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 27, 2022

Art Conway (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
80’s in the lower lake on Wednesday (7/27/2022). The lake level was several
inches below the top of the dam. The surface water was light brown and
slightly cloudy in the central lower lake, with more cloudy water deeper, on
windy shorelines, and in some creeks. The cloudy layer below about 1 foot
was visibly green and was probably an algal bloom.

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 and were moderately active. 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,
small lipless crankbaits, and jigs. Some bluegill and shellcracker were on
deep flats and channel edges near brush piles in the main lake, but were not
very active. Other bluegill and shellcracker were in loose clusters on
shorelines or near-shoreline flats in the main lake and in the major creeks
and were moderately active, but were somewhat difficult to fish for in many
creeks and shorelines in the main lake due to numerous clumps of filamentous
algae. Bluegill hanging around cypress trees on sunny days were moderately
active. 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, Jerry Davis had 10 bluegill. Paul Harris, Zach
Whitehead and Jason Whitehead had 1 bluegill, 10 crappie and 4 white perch.
Philip Dowell had 1 crappie, 5 white perch, and 1 bass. Noah Gwizdala,
Cassandra Gwizdala, and Brian Dementi had 8 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, and 2
crappie. Tom Porter had 11 bluegill, 2 shellcracker, 4 crappie, and 1
largemouth bass.

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