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Put your angler skills to the test! If you’re looking for some healthy competition, check out one of the Smith Mountain Lake fishing tournaments. Whether you’re a bass fisherman or you don’t discriminate among species, there’s a tournament for you! Get the inside scoop on these competitions below! Plus, find out a great resource for more fishing tips on Smith Mountain Lake!

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Enter the Best Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournaments 2018

Big Bass Tour Smith Mountain Lake

If bass is your game, you won’t want to miss out when the famous Big Bass Tour comes to Smith Mountain Lake! This is one of the best open bass tournaments in Virginia. This tournament typically takes place every April on Smith Mountain Lake. This tournament offers over $100,000 in prizes, including prizes for the hourly weigh-ins and overall winners. The grand prize winner will be awarded an alternate boat, motor, and trailer package of their choice! Not too bad for a day’s work!

The Annual Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournament

For almost 50 years, the Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournament has been bringing anglers from all over to our shores. The tournament is typically held in early May, beginning on a Friday and ending on a Sunday. This tournament welcomes anglers of all skill levels to fish day and night on the beautiful waters of the Jewel of the Blue Ridge. Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, catfish, crappies, and stripers. On the Saturday of the tournament weekend, a youth competition will be held. Children aged 12 and under can participate for free with a paying adult. There’s no better way to encourage the next generation of anglers than with a fun competition!

Stay with Premier Vacation Rentals

Powerboat heading out to the fising grounds.

If you’re fishing on Smith Mountain Lake, then you’ll want to stay on Smith Mountain Lake! And if you’re staying on Smith Mountain Lake, then you’ll want to book a home from Premier Vacation Rentals. No one else has a better selection of rental homes right on the shores of our beautiful town. Whether you’re participating in one of these Smith Mountain Lake fishing tournaments or you’re a spectator, you’ll want to get out on the water. When you stay with Premier Vacation Rentals, you’ll be able to rent a boat from SML Premier Boats. This company works exclusively for our rentals, giving our guests an exclusive discount and even dropping off and picking up the boat right from the rental home! Be sure to book a boat quickly, though, because they will run out.

Take a look at our inventory of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.

Are you looking for more great articles on fishing in Smith Mountain Lake? Check out our blog! It’s a great resource on everything from finding the best guides to favorite spots to cast your line, like the Smith Mountain Lake State Park beach!