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Striper Mafia Spring Fling Tournament

The Striper Mafia Spring Fling Tournament was presented April 10  by Captain’s Quarters  in conditions that were anything but Spring-like - 30 mph winds, cold temps and snow squalls.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Fishing tourney comes to SML
Posted: March 31, 2016

Hundreds of amateur anglers will vie April 23 and 24 for over $1 million in  guaranteed prizes and payouts in the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Classic Tour presented by Huk Performance Fishing at Smith Mountain Lake.

Thursday 02/25/2016
Striper tourney coming
Posted: February 25, 2016

The “Striper Mafia Tournament Series presented by Captain’s Quarters Bait and Tackle” , will be presented March 19 and April 9, with tourney hours from safe light until 4 p.m. Mandatory captains’ meetings and post-tournament check-in and awards will be held at Halesford Harbour Inn on the Bedford County side of Smith Mountain Lake.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Fishing Report
Posted: February 04, 2016

From winter to spring and probably back to winter in a week can mix things up at the lake. Regardless, you can’t catch fish sitting beside the woodstove. When you make it out. Here’s what look for!

Thursday 01/07/2016
Fishing Report
Posted: January 07, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. With warm temps and pleasant weather I hope plenty of fishing took place. Winter weather seems like it has arrived since its the first week of Jan now and here’s what to look for.....

Thursday 11/19/2015
Fishing Report
Posted: November 19, 2015

With leaves on the ground and the holidays approaching, it’s hard to resist heading into the woods. When you do hit the water here’s what to look for....water temps 58.

On the Wild Side
Posted: November 19, 2015

Camping can be fun for some people, but I have to be “up front” about it.  I have certain reservations.  This probably started years ago when I visited an aunt and uncle for the summer.  They owned a piece of property on a lake in New Hampshire and were building a cottage there.  It was still in the early stages and we all stayed there for a few weeks while progress was made in the erection of the building.  

Thursday 11/12/2015
Deer management plan produces record buck at SML State Park
Posted: November 12, 2015

Smith Mountain Lake State Park has conducted a deer Management Plan since 1995.  On the first day of this year’s hunt, a buck was taken which was the largest ever in the program.  Tony Snodgrass has been participating in the program for the past 7 years and has always been successful.  This year his friend whom he normally hunts with couldn’t make it so he took over his hunting spot at the park.  “The buck showed himself and I was able to take him,” said Tony Snodgrass.  “This is the biggest dear I have ever taken,” said the excited hunter.  He plans to have his trophy mounted.  Bill McDonough, a member of the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park is the statistician for the hunt.  He said the buck weighed 138 pounds.  The antlers with eleven points had a BC score of 146 5/8 which is approaching trophy size.  The BC score is based on a system established by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, and named after Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, hunter heroes of the day.  

Friday 10/23/2015
Striper Mafia Tournament Series fishing tournament dates released
Posted: October 23, 2015

A group of conservation-minded anglers called the Striper Mafia whose goal is to promote sound fisheries management while having fun and enjoying Smith Mountain Lake will sponsor a fall and winter “catch-photo-release tournament series beginning Nov. 7.

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