June Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report by Captain Chad Green


By: Captain Chad Green

June is here and has been still a on the below average side for temps will settle in next week. Look for temps to rise this month and fish to start moving deeper.

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Check out Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle Penhook for your boating needs
Visit Indian Point Marina as Captain Dewayne Lamb has moved locations. Go by and check his new place and there food truck that will be opening soon.
Check out Rod and Grill for some good food at Indian Point Marina as well

Largemouth Bass/Smallmouth Bass
The bass have started to move out a little deeper depending on the weather. The shad spawn is still happening late hours at night. A lot of fish are around docks and points as they start to move in to their summer patterns. Schooling fish are present in areas also and can be fast and furious as they chase schools of baitfish. Topwater in the morning can be good through June as well as Drop shot, shake head and small swimbaits, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs. Rocky points will start become a factor this month also as the bass start to gravitate towards eating crawfish. Night fishing is still in full swing and can be caught on topwater and crankbaits while they are on the bank.

Striped Bass
Stripers are spreading out all over the lake as they have finished up their travels to try an spawn even though its unsuccessful on Smith Mountain. Pulling bait in mouths of larger creeks and pockets will be productive and jigging will start to pick up more this month also. Look for fish in the 20-40 ft range traveling mostly in smaller schools but some larger schools with be found and start to show this month as temps climb up in the 80’s.

Crappie will be found around larger docks and deep laydowns as they move in to their summer patterns. Try small jigs and minnows.

Tues night and Friday night tournaments at Indian point marina
Sat night Tournaments at Foxport Marina