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
50’s in the central lower lake Wednesday (2/22/2023). The lake level
was about 2 inches above the top of the dam. The water was light brown
and moderately cloudy in the central lower lake, with much more clear
water deeper 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. A few crappie were starting to nose around creek mouth
areas, but weren’t actively biting. Active crappie were hitting live
minnows best, but were also occasionally hitting tubes, curly tail
grubs, small swim baits, small blade baits, and small Gulp minnows.
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 baits including live minnows, Gulp minnows, swim baits, and 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. A few
bass and pickerel were in creek mouth areas and were starting to work
their way into creeks. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live
minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, and jerk
Fishing with Art Conway, Tom Porter had 8 crappie and 2 white perch.