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Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Charters - Smith Mountain Lake

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Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Charters

Smith Mountain Lake is known for a great many things, and fishing is certainly one of the most popular. People flock to Smith Mountain Lake for some of the best fishing on the east coast and seek out the various experts that surround the lake to show them where to find them. There are so many wonderful charter captains around Smith Mountain Lake that the knowledge and information is nearly unlimited. If you want to learn about fresh water fishing, Smith Mountain Lake is the place to come for sure. Here are several of the better fishing charters out there along with links and contact information:

Point Runners Striper Guide Service

PointRunners is all about striper folks. Most people that have ever fished for striper know why they are considered to be the ultimate in fresh water game fishing. PointRunners specializes in catching the evasive fish with live bait. Not only are striper’s aggressive and powerful, they are also some of the most challenging to locate. PointRunners can take you through every step of how to catch a huge striper and show you all the greatest spots on the lake to find them.

PointRunners concentrates solely on fishing folks. If you want plush comfort martinis, then you need to look elsewhere. You will get your hands dirty on this charter and go after some real fish. Come ready to search high and low until you find the striper you are looking for. The guides here are top of the line if you are trying to catch fish, so know that you are in great hands the minute you step on board.

PointRunners operates every single day including holidays, regardless of the rain. Hook up with them to see what high impact striper fishing is all about.

Point Runners Striper Guide Service
176 Caldwell Ln.
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: 540-836-0145

Website: http://pointrunners.com/

Adventures by Rockfish

Captain Erik Fitzgerald is in charge of this operation and he does it up right if you love striper fishing. Smith Mountain Lake is huge, and finding the fish can be a real challenge if you don’t know what you are doing. This is why the wonderful folks at Adventures by Rockfish are so important to your next fishing trip. Along the 500 miles of shoreline, you can be certain that the fish of your dreams lurks just under the surface. Captain Erik can put him in your net and onto the boat. They supply live bait, rods and reels, and on board safety equipment. For a complete and exciting striper fishing experience, it is tough to beat this solid group of guys.

Adventures by Rockfish
11 Viburnum Dr.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: 540-256-2571

Website: http://www.rockfishadventures.com/

Captain’s Quarters

Captain Dewayne Lamb is the most decorated Charter Captain on Smith Mountain Lake and that is saying something among so many great ones. He is US Coast Guard Certified so you know you are in good hands when you are out on the second largest lake in Virginia. People forget how large this lake is, and having a solid Captain that knows what they are doing is important. Captain Dewayne concentrates on striper and large mouth bass as well, making him a bit more diverse than some other captains that focus on only striper. Another cool aspect of riding with Captain Dewayne is that you get to draw on his massive experience fishing the lake. He takes you through every single detail of fishing for striper, including how to use artificial bait. Most others on Smith Mountain Lake focus solely on live bait techniques. Captain Dewayne covers the entire spectrum.

Captain’s Quarters
16525 B. T. Washington Hwy.
Moneta, VA 24121
Phone: 800-388-9984

Website: http://www.smithmountainlakeboats.com/

Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters

Captain Bert’s takes a wide approach to fishing for striper as well. There is a reason that Smith Mountain Lake is one of the best fisheries for striped bass—they get huge! The lake record is nearly fifty pounds and Captain Bert is always on the hunt for that next huge catch. This particular outfit does a fine job of spreading the net widely by using all the various techniques to try and catch the next lake record striper. Even during the cold season you can hit the water and catch some incredible fish. Captain Bert’s also makes it easy for you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. When you leave the boat, your fish will be filleted and packaged up ready to eat. Everything you need to enjoy your trip is right here on board, so climb on and get ready for the fishing of a lifetime.

Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 673
Hardy, VA 24101
Phone: 540-721-5788

Website: http://captainbert.com/

Dale Wilson Guide Service

Of all the charter boat captains on Smith Mountain Lake, Captain Dale Wilson is the elder statesman with 35 years of experience. Nobody knows the lake and the fish within it any better than Captain Dale. He uses primarily artificial lures to pull in some of the most exciting fish on the lake including stripers, crappie, and all bass large and small. They have access to the latest in technology, and also teach old school casting, baiting and patterns. If you want to learn about fishing, then Captain Dale is about as good as you can hope for on Smith Mountain Lake.

Dale Wilson Guide Service
4185 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.
Huddleston, VA 24104
Phone: 540-297-5650

Website: http://www.captaindalewilson.com/

Kenny’s Striper Guide Service

Captain Kenny Short is one of the more advanced striper charters on the lake if only because of the equipment he provides to his lucky charters. He fishes from a gorgeous and large 2310 Polar Bay boat that feels like a yacht in many respects. Make no mistake about this luxurious feeling boat—it is all about fishing and bringing in that massive striper. All equipment is top shelf and provided and a great GPS system made by Lowrance Electronics will lead you along your way and keep the fish on the end of your line.

Kenny’s Striper Guide Service
P.O. Box 356
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Phone: 540-493-9541

Website: http://kennysstriperguideservice.com

Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’

Spike’s Prime Time Fishing charters is Captained by Spike and Kathy Franceschini and they have a ton of experience as well. For the last twenty five years, they have been teaching folks to fish and chartering fishing expeditions. They have been on Smith Mountain Lake since 1988. If you want a nice, relaxing day of fishing that will end with a wonderful meal of fresh fish, then Captain Spike is the way to go.

Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’
4067 Hales Ford Rd.
Moneta, VA 24121
Phone: 540-297-5611
Phone:540-400-3465

Website: http://spikesprimetimefishin.com/

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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