Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – April 26,

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 upper
60’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (4/26/2023), with slightly
higher temperatures in some creeks. The lake level was about even with
the top of the dam. The water was light brown and very slightly cloudy
at the surface in the central lower lake, but had a much more cloudy
layer below 3 feet in many areas of the lake.

A few small blue cats, channel cats, and bullheads were scattered on
flats, along drop-offs, and in channels in the main lake and in some
creeks, and when active were hitting live minnows and cut bait. A
mixture of sizes of crappie were on wood cover on deep flats and on
channel edges and were moderately active, hitting live minnows
moderately well, but also occasionally hitting tubes, curly tail grubs,
small swim baits, small Gulp minnows, and wet flies. White and yellow
perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on deep flats, channel
edges, and in channels in the main lake and in a few creeks, and when
active were hitting small baits including live minnows, Gulp minnows,
and swim baits. Some bluegill were in creeks and on main lake
shorelines and were moderately active, hitting wet flies and live worms.
Some really nice shellcrackers have been in some creeks for the past
several weeks, but were not in evidence today. Some pickerel and
largemouth bass were around cypress trees, on deeper flats, and on
channel edges in the main lake. Other bass and pickerel were in
channels or on flats in major creeks. When active, bass and pickerel
were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank
baits, and jerk baits.

Fishing with Art Conway, Tricia Pearsall had 11 bluegill, 1
shellcracker, and 11 crappie. Jack and Dave Pong had 59 bluegill, 12
shellcracker, 6 crappie, 3 yellow perch, 6 roach minnows, and 1
largemouth bass. Tom Porter had 23 bluegill, 11 crappie, and 2
largemouth bass.

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