Here at Smith Mountain Lake, fishing is one of our favorite pastimes. There’s nothing quite like spending a day on the still waters, a gentle breeze guiding your line as you cast into the lake. If you’ve never fished in our lake before, consider hiring one of our Smith Mountain Lake fishing guides. They will be able to lead you to the best fishing spots on the lake and teach you the best ways to catch the lake’s most delicious and prized fish, the striper. Find out more about our three favorite Smith Mountain Lake fishing guides!
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Choose from any of these fishing guides for a fun day on the lake!
Located in Huddleston, one of the towns near the lake, Captain’s Quarters provides everything you’ll need during your stay on Smith Mountain Lake. The owner and manager of this one-stop-shop is Captain Dewayne Lamb, a U.S. Coast Guard Certified fishing guide who is happy to take you out for a half or whole day. The service is called “All For Fun Striper Fishing.” You will join Captain Dewayne as he demonstrates numerous techniques to catch the famous striper. In his spare time, Captain Dewayne fishes for striper and largemouth bass and competes in local and national tournaments. If you’re staying in one of our Huddleston properties, like Captain’s Cottage (which is just a few minutes from Captain’s Quarters), schedule an appointment for this service!
Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters is a great option for larger groups hoping to catch some striped bass! Captain Daniel Berthiaume (Captain Bert, for short) is able to accommodate up to six people on his 25-foot boat. He is certified and insured through the U.S. Coast Guard. All equipment is provided and your fish will be filleted and packaged for you to take home. You’ll be able to easily enjoy your delicious catch when you return to your Premier Vacation Rentals property! Speaking of which, Bernard’s Point is just 10 minutes away from Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters This two-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin comes with a propane grill!
Though Captain Dale Wilson’s Smith Mountain Lake Guide Service may be a bit of a mouthful, the service is top-notch! Captain Dale has many years of experience fishing in the FLW Tour, B.A.S.S. Open, Stren Series, and numerous other prestigious fishing tournaments. He also won the team Tournament Trail Classic in 2007 and the Angler’s Choice Classic in 2009. He’s also led former Governor Bob McDonald and his son during their time fishing on Smith Mountain Lake. You’ll receive the same treatment when you schedule your appointment. Captain Dale is happy to provide the necessary equipment during your whole or half day trip. Captain Dale Wilson’s Smith Mountain Lake Guide Service is set up in Huddleston and would be an easy drive for any of our guests staying there.
After you’ve finished your day with one of these amazing Smith Mountain Lake fishing guides, you’re going to want to stay in a property that comes fully equipped with a kitchen or grill to cook your catch, and a beautiful view to enjoy while eating. Reserve a property with Premier Vacation Rentals to make sure you’re getting the very best home in the very best area of the lake. From our luxury rentals (perfect for larger groups) to our budget-friendly cabins, we have something to perfectly suit your needs. We even have dog-friendly rental homes available so you don’t need to leave any member of your family at home! Browse our rentals and book today to start planning your Smith Mountain Lake vacation!