Fishing Smith Mountain Lake

500 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

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
Capt. Todd
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
John Goyne
Phone Number: 434-665-6042

Pullin Drag Striper Guide Services
Wendell Dudley