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Fishing At Smith Mountain Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and muskie at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.

The most popular lake in VA, Smith Mountain Lake, is a 20,000-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Penhook. There are over 500 miles of shoreline for enjoying outdoor activities on land or boating and fishing on the water. There are more than a half dozen boat launch ramps for launching everything from canoes and kayaks to power boats and fishing boats. Fishing enthusiasts will be happy to know that Smith Mountain Lake has a reputation as an excellent bass fishing lake. Additionally the lake has healthy populations of stripers, muskie, perch, crappie, catfish and sunfish. Access to shoreline for fishing from the bank is available at numerous locations around the lake. Several VA fishing guides offer guided fishing trips on Smith Mountain Lake with all fishing gear included. Marinas, stores, restaurants, camping and lodging choices surround the lake for convenient access.

Primary fish species residing in Smith Mountain Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Muskie

Smith Mountain Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Eagle's Roost Campground - 540 297-7381

Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground - 540 297-6066

Blue Ridge Campground & Marina - 540 721-3866

Arrowhead Campground - 540 420-7625

Palmers Campground - 540 576-3651

Smith Mountain Campground - 434 927-4198

Sweetwater RV Park - 540 296-0522

Smith Mountain Lake VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
1235 State Park Rd
Huddleston, VA 24104
540 297-6066

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Great fishing in south-central VA, at Smith Mountain Lake, for bass, stripers, muskie, perch, crappie, catfish and sunfish.

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