Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Featured Sight of Interest - Striper Fishing

Fishing charters with experienced guides at Smith Mountain Lake!
Claiborne House guests fish with Kenny's Striper Guide Service

Did you know that there are 46 million anglers in the U.S.? 

That's TWICE the number of people that attended every NFL game combined.

Fishing: Kenny's Striper Guide Service 540.493.9541; Stone Mountain Guide Service 540.297.6898; Smith Mountain Striper Club Inc. , 40.721.5788 ; Capt Bert's Fishing Charters 540.793.2420 ; Angling Adventures with VA Outdoorsman 540.721.4867; Adventures by Rockfish 540.256.2571, A Fishing Experience with Spike's Prime Time Fishin 540.297.5611; A1 Sport Fishing Adventure 540.836.0145. *Disclaimer - this innformation is provided for your travel planning, please call or visit the website for hours of operation. 

500 miles of shoreline with countless tributaries and coves make Smith Mountain Lake a picture perfect and angler perfect destination. Locals don’t blink an eye at a 20-pound striper in this paradise for fishing.

Stripers helped make the lake famous for its fishing but our waters also host excellent populations of largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies and bluegills. Other gamefish of note dwell in the lake as well, and all have their followers. 

Channel catfish are found in the deeper points of the lake and there is a dedicated group of walleye hunters. Muskies, white bass, rock bass and redbreast sunfish round out the gamefish contingent.

Whether you’re new to fishing or just new to the lake, a popular way to learn the ins and outs of our huge lake is hiring a pro. Our professional fishing guides are listed and linked below.


This is part of the series "100 Things to See and Do within 100 Miles" of The Claiborne House.

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is located about 20 miles from Smith Mountain Lake. The lake has 500 miles of shoreline and is the second largest lake in Virginia. Charters leave from different sides of the lake, so call to get information before booking.

Directions from The Claiborne House to Bridgewater Plaza and Marina: