Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Smith Mountain Lake is located in Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties. This 20,600 acre body of water was constructed in 1963 and has a maximum depth of approximately 250 feet. This lake is home to many local and non-local vacationers throughout the year. Many enjoy their time here recreational boating, camping and fishing. There are plenty of marinas, restaurants and lodging here. You will find boating, kayaking, camping and fishing here.

Popular Fishing Species List

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in Smith Mountain Lake? You can find Blue Catfish, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Basss, Sauger, Largemouth Bass and Catfish on these waters.

Species Regulations

Bass: 5 per day, only 2 can be less than 14 inches.

Bluegill: 50 per day no length restrictions.

Catfish: 20 per day no length restrictions.

Crappie: 25 per day no length restrictions.

Muskie: 30 inch limit, only 2 per day.

White Perch: No length or Creel limit.

Other Non-Gamefish: Certain Restrictions Apply.

Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Videos

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Parkway Marina

Address: 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston, VA 24104


Phone: (540) 297-4412

Marina Name: Mitchells’s Point Marina

Address: 3553 Trading Post Rd, Huddleston, VA 24104


Phone: (540) 484-3980

Marina Name: Craddock Creek Marina

Address: 15826 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston, VA 24104


Phone: (540) 297-7325

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