Latest Fishing Reports for Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia[3], located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade.

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Crappie fishing is yielding more action right now. Try live minnows or jigs in brush and other areas of cover.






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How Not to Launch Your Boat

How Not to Launch Your Boat

Make sure that when you launch your boat, it's in the water


Tips For Light Line

Tips For Light Line

Learn how to land big bass using lighter line.


Family Fishing Trip Lands Bald Eagle

Family Fishing Trip Lands Bald Eagle

Video: A bald eagle gets snagged in the line of a fisherman.


Oklahoma’s Largemouth Bass Record Broken

Oklahoma’s Largemouth Bass Record Broken

Dale Miller breaks Oklahoma's largemouth record on Cedar Lake


Walleye in the throat of a northern pike.

Walleye in the throat of a northern pike.

Video of angler catching a walleye in the throat of a northern pike.


Favorite Prespawn Lipless Crankbait Colors

Favorite Prespawn Lipless Crankbait Colors

Learn the best colors to use in different water conditions.


State Striper Record Shattered

State Striper Record Shattered

The state record for striped bass has been annihilated by over 15 pounds.


New State Record for Yellow Perch

New State Record for Yellow Perch

Thomas Lewis reeled in new state record for yellow perch on Feb. 27.


Prespawn Jerkbait Tips Using The Ima Flit 120

Prespawn Jerkbait Tips Using The Ima Flit 120

Paul Mueller demos effective jerkbait techniques for smallmouth bass


Weedless Bait Tips

Weedless Bait Tips

Make sure your soft plastic baits don't get snagged with this basic rigging tip