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 lower
40’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (1/18/2023). The lake level
was about 3 inches above 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.
A few small blue cats, channel 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. A mixture of sizes of
crappie were on deeper flats or in channels in the main lake and were
slightly active. Active crappie were hitting live minnows best, but
were also occasionally hitting tubes, curly tail grubs, small swim
baits, and small blade baits. White perch were scattered or in loose
aggregates on deep flats, channel edges, and in channels in the main
lake, and when active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and
small blade baits. Most bluegill and shellcracker were in channels in
the main lake and were inactive. Pickerel and bass were around cypress
trees, on deeper flats and channel edges, 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 Art Conway, Tom Porter had 33 crappies and 1 roach minnow.