Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service (804-746-2475) out of Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait reported that Chickahominy Lake mid-day water temperatures were in the mid 80’s to low 90’s in the main lake and in the major creeks on Wednesday (6/17/2015). The lake level was about even with the top of the dam. The water was moderately brown and moderately cloudy in the lower lake.
Blue cats were scattered throughout the lake and creeks and were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Moderate numbers of crappie were in loose schools in the main lake on deeper flats and channel edges, usually at depths of 6 to 12 feet. A few crappie were scattered singly or in small schools on shallow to mid-depth cypress knees, wood cover, and shoreline weed beds in the main lake and in mouths of major creeks. Active crappie were hitting live minnows, Wright Bait Co. curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. Some small to medium yellow perch were scattered in some creeks and on main lake shoreline flats and were hitting live minnows and small jigs. A few nice bluegill were scattered and in small aggregates near shorelines in some areas near mouths in major creeks and in the main lake and were hitting live crickets and worms, flies, and small tubes and jigs. Some bass and pickerel were on lily pad flats and along shorelines in lower reaches of major creeks and in shallow bays and some shorelines in the main lake and were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, and jigs.
Fishing with Capt. Conway, Pete, Toren, and Dane Pedersen had 1 bluegill, 12 crappie, and 4 white perch. Terry Rivers had 36 bluegill, 2 yellow perch, and 1 bowfin. Jim and Jon Barnes and Gavin Everett had 15 crappie, 1 bullhead, and 1 bass.