Smith Mountain Lake

Current Temperature:
52°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Smith Mountain Lake
National Pro Reports

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2014-04-23
21-23 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Dale Ellis of Hendersonville TN joined me on Monday and Tuesday, then today John Maples of Scottsboro AL fished with me%u2026we caught 25-30 fish each day. A... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-20
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-Steve Carroll

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2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
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-Ian Huey

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2014-04-16
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Smith Mountain Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Smith Mountain Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Vital fishing information for Smith Mountain Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Smith Mountain Lake is located southeast of the Roanoke .  The lake was created in 1963 impounding roanoke river with the Smith Mountain Dam. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced a good amount of development in the last 10 - 15 years.  Smith Mountian lake covers around 20,600 acres and has over 500 miles of shoreline.

Smith mountain Lake has become a constant stop on BASS tournaament trail and home of some of Americas best bass fishing.

 


State:
Virginia

County:
Bedford

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
20600

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
37.104501

Longitude:
-79.640080

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
140

Normal Elevation (ft):
795

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Smith Mountain Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lake has thousands of docks, as well as a lot of flooded timber. pitching docks with jigs or shakey head worm is usually productive.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Smith Mountain Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish humps, islands, and shoals. my biggest bronze here was 4 lbs
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Smith Mountain Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Smith Mountain Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.5/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Smith Mountain Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Don\'t limit your fishing for these monsters to just night time. Contrary to popular belief you can catch just as many of these fish during the day light hours as you can at night. I am one who has done it, and prefers fishing during the day for catfish.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Smith Mountain Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- floating worms work well here
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Smith Mountain Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Smith Mountain Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smith Mountain Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Smith Mountain Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Smith Mountain Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- great lake for stripers. fish at night due to water clarity, or fish deep. use map and gps to find clear areas due to standing timber down deep when lake was flooded
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Smith Mountain Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:34 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:58 EST







Smith Mountain Lake Links
Guide Service
http://www.theshadtaxi.com/  

DWP Lake Page
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/waterbodies/display.asp?id=122  

State Park Lake PDF
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/smi.shtml  

Outcast Adventures Striper Guide
http://www.outcastadventures.com/  

The Shad Taxi Striper Guide
http://www.theshadtaxi.com/  

Kennys Striper Guide Service
http://www.kennysstriperguideservice.com/  

Captian Bert Striper Guide
http://www.captainbert.com/  

Captian Wendell Dudley Striper Fishing Guides
http://www.pullindrag.com  

Pullin Drag Striper Guide Wendell Dudley
http://pullindrag.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov  

State Fishing Licensee
http://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/sta...  

State Parks
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/downloads/06...