Smith Mountain Lake, VA charters
Smith mountain lake is a beautiful man made lake, laid right in the middle of scenic southwestern Virginia. The two species that Captain Hartman offers to target on Smith Mountain Lake are white perch and striped bass. Striped bass can be very fast paced fishing at times as they tend to travel and feed in schools, so if you find one, there's more! Striped bass are famous for putting up big fights and act as the main attraction to Smith Mountain Lake. We will use various techniques to target these fish throughout the year. Striped bass are also migratory so where they go, we go! Striped bass fishing also commonly results in a variety of fish, we catch large and small mouth bass, as well as the occasional catfish. The other type of trip captain Hartman offers is white perch. White perch act very similarly to striped bass in the way that they school up. White perch tend to school up shallower in the summer and are much easier to locate. Captain Hartman will put clients on big schools of white perch, and this is a great option to fill a cooler with fast pace action! Both Fish make for great table fare! Captain Hartman offers full service cleaning of the fish, if you choose to keep your catch!
The boat is a Sea Fox 240 XT, perfect for striper fishing on lakes and near coastal waters, the boat has forward and aft seating, perfect for small and large groups!
Striped bass trips (half day) usually last anywhere from 4-5 hours
White perch trips usually last 3-4 hours
Price includes all gear, gas, and bait that is needed to successfully put you on fish. Price also includes cleaning of your fish if you choose to cook your catch. Snacks and drinks are not provided but are recommended for you to bring.
The captain can't take more than 5 guests
Cleaning of your catch is included in our prices
All guests are required to have a valid Virginia fishing license if they plan on fishing.
All trips require a $80 deposit - In order for a refund, trips must be canceled within 48 hours notice of your booked time.