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Fishing Smith Mountain Lake500 miles of shoreline with coves make Smith Mountain Lake a picture perfect and angler perfect destination. Locals don't blink an eye at a 20-pound striper in this paradise for fishing.
Stripers helped make the lake famous for its fishing but our waters also host excellent populations of largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies and bluegills. Other gamefish of note dwell in the lake as well, and all have their followers. Channel catfish are found in the deeper points of the lake and there is a dedicated group of walleye hunters. Muskies, white bass, rock bass and redbreast sunfish round out the gamefish contingent.
Whether you're new to fishing or just new to the lake, a popular way to learn the ins and outs of our huge lake is hiring a pro. Our professional fishing guides are listed and linked below.
To learn about getting your fishing license, click here http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/.
Captain Bert's Fishin' Charters & Waterfront Lodging
Pam or Daniel Berthiaume
Phone Number: 540.721.5788
A Sport Fishing Expedition
Capt. Travis Fitzgerald
Phone Number: 540.836.0145
The Shad Taxi
Phone Number: 540.797.2528
Kenny's Striper Guide Service
Capt. Kenny Short
Phone Number: 540.493.9541
Spike's Prime Time Fishin'
Spike & Kathy Franceshini
Phone Number: 540.297.5611
Adventures by Rockfish
Capt. Erik Fitzgerald
Phone Number: 540.256.2571
Angling Adventures w/ Virginia Outdoorsman
Captain Mike Snead
Phone Number: 540.721.4867
Smith Mountain Striper Club Inc.
Angie Behan, Treasurer, 540.793.2420
P.O Box 785, Hardy, VA 24101
Stone Mountain Guide Service
Phone Number: 434-665-6042
Pullin Drag Striper Guide Services