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Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report

VA (Bedford, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Roanoke)

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Fall Styles

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  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

Summary

What you need to know about fishing Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake is a 20,600-acre lake in Virginia. The lake is considered a premier fishing and recreation lake in the region. The most targeted species of fish in the lake are largemouth and smallmouth bass. While the quality of fishing is high in Smith Mountain, the lake receives a large amount of fishing pressure. According to a recent survey, the largest numbers of largemouth bass were found upstream near the Roanoke River arm section of Smith Mountain. Crappie are only found in moderate abundance but the fish that do live in the lake are typically large in size.

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Coordinates

-79.6711W
37.1176N

Surface Area

79.63 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Catfish

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    A-RiggingBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterTrolling DeepVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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