Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 4, 2

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
80’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (7/4/2024), with deeper
water in the low 80’s to high 70’s. The lake level was about 2 to 3
inches below the top of the dam. The water was medium brown, clear at
the surface, slightly to moderately cloudy at 1 to 2 feet, and quite
murky at 3 feet due to an apparent layer of suspended microscopic algae.

A few small blue cats, channel cats, and bullheads have been scattered
on flats, along drop-offs, and in channels in the main lake, and when
active have been hitting live minnows, shrimp, and cut bait. A fair
number of small to medium crappies were around creek mouths and on other
wood cover at moderate depths and hitting live minnows and small jigs.
A few white perch have been scattered or in loose aggregates on deep
flats, channel edges, and in channels in the main lake and occasionally
in creeks, and when active have been hitting small baits including live
minnows, Gulp minnows and Fry, and swim baits. A few yellow perch have
been in the creeks and in the main lake and hitting small curly tail
jigs. Bluegills and shellcrackers have been in the major creeks and on
main lake shorelines and are hitting live worms, wet flies, and small
jigs. Bluegill spawning clusters formed in response to full moons
spread out and move a little deeper at other moon phases. Some pickerel
and largemouth bass have been on flats and channel edges in the main
lake and shorelines in the main lake and major creeks and have been
hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank
baits, and jerk baits.

Fishing with Art Conway, Garry Kwist had 40 bluegills, 2 shellcrackers,
and 3 largemouth bass, all on his fly rod. Robert Thomas and Lynda
Richardson had 60 bluegills, 6 shellcrackers, and 2 white perch, all on
fly rods. Brian Dementi and his grandson Ben Harris had 2 bluegills, 1
crappie, 2 white perch, and 1 largemouth bass. Sandra Rothrock and
Sarah Compton had 5 bluegills, 14 crappies, and 2 white perch.

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