With 500 miles of shore line and 22,000 acres of crisp blue water flowing into countless tributaries and coves, Smith Mountain Lake is the perfect destination for the casual or professional angler. In this fishing paradise, locals wouldn’t even blink an eye at a 20+ pound Striper.
While SML is known for its excellent Striper fishing, our waters maintain truly incredible populations of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, and Bluegill. Other game fish of note include Channel Cat (found in the lake’s deeper points), Walleye, Muskie, White Bass, Rock Bass, and Red Breasted Sunfish.
Interested in adding a day of guided angling to your SML vacation? See below for a list of licensed, professional captains who specialize in chartered fishing excursions right here at Smith Mountain Lake.
Terry’s Guide Service
Outcast Adventures Striper Guide Service
Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’
The Shad Taxi