Chickahominy River

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by spcmitchell28, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. spcmitchell28

    spcmitchell28 New Member

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    Does anyone here fish the Chickahominy River. If so have you had any luck?
     
  2. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Haven't heard anything on the Chick in a while. You can catch herring up at Walker's Dam I think.

    The cat bite is strong on the upper James and so to are the shad.
     

  3. spcmitchell28

    spcmitchell28 New Member

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    What tackle do you use to catch herring?
     
  4. Reel Tight

    Reel Tight New Member

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    The herring are loaded at walkers right now. A sabiki rig was what we used, red seemed to be the color of choice for beads with gold hooks. You can simply use small gold hooks (4-5 tied up the line as not to tangle) with a 1-2 oz weight and small spinning combo or cane pole. Right between 13-15 on the dam is by far my best spot I think there is simething up with the dam there because it bubbles up air like no where else does along the dam.
    Brandon
     
  5. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Do a search for chickahominy on this site, there you should find the info that you need.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  6. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Sabiki Rigs are the most common
     
  7. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    ive never fished there but i have fished the grand river in radford before done good
     
  8. Captain Cat

    Captain Cat Member

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    I fished the Chick last year and did pretty well I am planning a trip the first week of May a week from thur. I will be back down, hope to get some cats.
    I am from upstate NY and fish mostly Lake Champlain for cats. 20 lbs. is big up here so when we got a couple of 25-30 lbs. from the Chick I thought it was great. Maybee I can break 30 lbs. this year.
     
  9. Dallison

    Dallison Member

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    I've never fished with a rig with so many hooks till this past weekend. Herring 2,3,4 at at time on one rig. Be carefull not to just grab at the fish, for sure you will catch one of those little freakin hooks in your hand. "only took 2-3-4- times for my lame ass to figure this out" Note the herring will not be running very much longer.
    good luck
     
  10. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    Captain cat - are you coming down specifically to catfish?

    The fish may very well be in spawn by then, which would make for a poor trip for you.