Chickahominy Lake Fishing Reports

Captain Art Conway, Fishing on Chickahominy LakeWeekly fishing reports provided by Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service, launching from Ed Allen’s Campground & Cottages and Ed Allen’s Boats & Bait, on Chickahominy Lake in Lanexa, Virginia.

Author Jack Trammell spent the past three years on the river researching its incredible past and uncertain future. Drawing on old letters, photographs, and the still extant memories of lifelong watermen like Captains Bill Buck Jr. and Art Conway, he weaves a fascinating narrative of this river community.


Capt. Conway keeps a trailer at Ed Allen’s Campground and stays there most weekends. On weekends he can be reached by cell phone at 804-514-1486. He can be reached at home during the week by telephone at 804-746-2475 or by email at caconway@vcu.org.


Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – February 22

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 40’s in the central lower lake on Thursday (2/22/2024), a few degrees lower up the lake, and a … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – February 15

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 40’s in the central lower lake on Thursday (2/15/2024) and a few degrees lower up the lake. The … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – February 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 upper 40’s in the central lower lake on Friday (2/2/2024). The lake level was about 6 inches above the … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 24

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 30’s in the central lower lake and a bit lower up the lake on Wednesday (1/24/2024). The lake … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 11

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 mid- 40’s in the central lower lake and lower up the lake on Thursday (1/11/2024). The lake level was … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 3

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 mid- 40’s in the central lower lake and lower up the lake on Wednesday (1/3/2024). The lake level was … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – December 27

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 mid- 40’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (12/27/2023). The lake level was about 6 inches above the … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – December 20

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 mid- 40’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (12/20/2023). The lake level was about 10 inches above the … More

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