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 – January 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 middle 40’s in the central lower lake and a little lower in the upper lake on Thursday (1/26/2023). The … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 18

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 … 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 middle 40’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (1/11/2023). The lake level was about 1 inch above the … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – January 4

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 to upper 40’s in the central lower lake on Wednesday (1/4/2023), with warmer water along some downwind shorelines. … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – December 28

Art Conway (804-514-1486) out of Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait reported that Chickahominy Lake has been frozen since last weekend, but the surface of the ice was melting a little today, Wednesday (12/28/2022). The ice was still about an inch … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – December 21

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 40’s in the lower lake on Wednesday (12/21/2022). The lake level was about 6 inches above the top … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – December 14

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 40’s in the lower lake on Wednesday (12/14/2022). The lake level was about even with the top of … More

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – December 7

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 low 50’s to high 40’s in the lower lake on Wednesday (12/7/2022). The lake level was about even with … More

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