Category Archives: Fishing

‘Aspiring Anglers’ Fishing Tournament – June 13th

The Smith Mountain Lake State Park will host its annual ‘Aspiring Anglers’ fishing tournament on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants should bring a pole and bucket to the boat ramp from 8 to 8:45 a.m. … Continue reading

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Cats N’ Stripers Guided Fishing Charter

Captain Travis Patsell and Cats N’ Stripers Fishing Charters offering some of the Finest and top Quality, Trophy Striped Bass freshwater fishing Virginia Has to offer at Smith Mountain Lake! Offering Full and Half day trips. Light tackle fishing at … Continue reading

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Striper Fishing Boat Show at Smith Mountain Lake – June 14th

Come join  The Smith Mountain Striper Club on Saturday, June 14th for our 3rd annual Striper Boat show – check out cast-netting demonstrations and the USCG-AUX will be on hand to do safety inspections for those interested.

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Fishing Guide at Smith Mountain Lake

Are you looking for an experienced fishing guide for a fishing charter at Smith Mountain Lake?  Check out Captain Wendell Dudley.  Captain Wendell has over 17 years of experience as a guide serving Smith Mountain Lake.  Rods & reels, bait, … Continue reading

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Free Fishing Days at Smith Mountain Lake

June 6, 7, and 8, 2014 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters, on these days. Plan … Continue reading

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June Fishing Report from Capt. Dale Wilson

Here’s your June Fishing Report from Capt. Dale Wilson: June Fishing Report  

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Striper Fishing at Smith Mountain Lake

Have you ever wanted to go striper fishing? These pictures show why everyone talks about the great striper fishing at Smith Mountain Lake. For more information on these photos and more fishing updates just check out Smith Mountain Lake Striper … Continue reading

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USA Today Names Smith Mountain Lake in “10 Great Places to Go Bass Fishing”

USA Today named Smith Mountain Lake in their article entitled “10 Great Places to Go Bass Fishing“. Smith Mountain Lake Virginia You don’t usually find good smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing in the same area. But this Blue Ridge Mountains … Continue reading

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Meet Al Berkley, Smith Mountain Lake Champion Fisherman

Meet Al Berkley.  Al is a co-worker of mine and a local, champion fisherman. He has won many fishing  tournaments, several of which were at Smith Mountain Lake. Al is pictured here with a nice smallmouth bass that he caught at … Continue reading

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Post-Thunderstorm Fishing Tips

With all the thunderstorms we have been having lately, I thought this article entitled “Post-Thunderstorm Fishing Tips” by John Neporadny Jr. was appropriate to share.  Please be careful as you fish on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. By John Neporadny Jr. JUL … Continue reading

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