For many visitors, one of Smith Mountain Lake’s biggest appeals is its ample and diverse stock of striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, and catfish, making it one of the greatest fishing destinations in the state. All you need to get started is to purchase a Virginia State Fishing License and find yourself a guide that will take you out on the water to the lake’s best fishing spots! We’ve put together our list below of the five top Smith Mountain Lake fishing charters that you’ll find on Smith Mountain Lake.

Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters

Located in Moneta along the North Shore of the lake, Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters specializes in striped bass, popular for their immense size and abundance in Smith Mountain Lake. Rates for these Smith Mountain Lake fishing charters range from $325.00 – $425.00 for up to 6 people for a half day to $500.00 – $600.00 for up to 6 people for a full day, with a deposit of $100.00 – $150.00.

Point Runner’s Striper Guide Service

Situated in Hardy, Point Runner’s Striper Guide Service offers a little more flexibility in the amount of time you spend on the water, offering half-day, three-quarter day, and full day Smith Mountain Lake fishing charters for $300.00 to $625.00 and a maximum of 6 people.

Pullin Drag Striper Guide Service

Captain Wendell Dudley of Pullin Drag Striper Guide Service in Hardy helps visitors catch striped bass and rock fish. Half-day rates cost between $300.00 and $425.00 for 6 people maximum, while full-day rates cost between $525.00 and $625.00 for up to 6 people.

Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’

Another Moneta-based fishing charter, Spike’s stands out for fishing regardless of the weather. Prices for up to 6 people range from $325.00 – $425.00 for a half day and from $425.00 – $625.00 for a full day.

Cats N’ Stripers Guided Fishing Charters

Based in Goodview at the northern end of the lake, Cats N’ Stripers’ Captain Travis Patsell offers reasonably priced fishing charters on the lake he’s been fishing since he was 1 year old. Rates range from $250.00 – $375.00 for1 – 6 people for a half day (5 – 6 hours) and from $450.00 – $575.00 for a full day (8 – 9 hours) with 1 – 6 people.

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