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Smith Mountain Lake | Fishing Tips | Ranking: 9.25 | Member Section
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Smith Mountain Lake is a very large artificial lake that is located southeast of Roanoke, Virginia.  With over 20,000 acres of water and more than 500 miles of shoreline, this lake is a water lover’s paradise.  Boating and fishing are very popular on the lake.

Fishing Tips

Fishermen target many species, but many of the anglers come here for the striped bass.  It’s known as a good numbers lake for stripers and some big fish are available too.  There are several fishing guides available on the lake that can help you find where some of these striped bass call home.  You can also catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and a variety of panfish.

line-3See How It Ranks

Smith Mountain Lake Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.75 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1.5 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 1 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 9.25
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 9.25
Highest Score Possible 10

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