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Chickahominy Lake Expedition Fishing Report (5/28/16)
Posted on 06/21/2016
The Virginia Anglers Club’s small but very enthusiastic expedition to Chickahominy Lake set out from Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait at 9:00 AM on Saturday (5/28/2016). 
Water temperatures were in the mid to high 70’s in the main lake in the morning, ranging into the low 80’s by early afternoon.  The lake level was about six inches above the top of the dam.  The water was moderately brown and slightly turbid in the lower lake, which is a bit less clear than is typical for this time of year.  The weather was totally clear and it was a beautiful day with relatively light winds. 

Bluegills were in loose clusters on the banks, interspersed with a scattering of other species, all of which hit a variety of small jigs on light spinning gear.  Karen Anderson, Carolyn Conway, and Art Conway released 65 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 1 flier, 1 crappie, and 1 bass by 1:00 PM, at which point the group retired to Lakeside Restaurant for lunch.  Tyler Shands joined the group for lunch and reported that he had caught 12 bluegill, 5 crappie , 3 ring perch , 1 pickerel , and a shell cracker from his kayak. One of the ring perch was a 14" state citation, weight 15oz.  All had a really fun day and plan to reassemble the crew to do it again as soon as schedules permit.