Smith Mountain Lake Virginia

Smith Mountain Lake Virginia

Take a mini-tour of Smith Mountain Lake with Troy Lindner and I.

Smith Mountain Lake is southeast of the city of Roanoke Virginia. In 1963, the Smith Mountain Dam was built on the Roanoke River creating the largest lake wholly located within the state of Virginia.

Country road between Roanoke and Smith Mountain.

Country road between Roanoke and Smith Mountain.

Arial Photo of Huddleston VA on Smith Mountain Lake (by www.trolia.com)

Arial Photo of Huddleston VA on Smith Mountain Lake (by www.trolia.com)

Troy and I are on a long July road trip, and we are taking a one-day break from driving. So hop in the boat with us as we sample this reservoir. 

Troy and I are on a long July road trip, and we are taking a one-day break from driving. So hop in the boat with us as we sample this reservoir. 

Homes and private docks nestled in green mountains can be found throughout the Smith Mountain landscape.

Homes and private docks nestled in green mountains can be found throughout the Smith Mountain landscape.

Covered boat docks, blue skies, and shadows how would you approach and fish this spot?

Covered boat docks, blue skies, and shadows how would you approach and fish this spot?

This steep shoreline with submerged boulders, overhanging tree limbs and shadows looks worthy.

This steep shoreline with submerged boulders, overhanging tree limbs and shadows looks worthy.

Troy proves that the location in the photo above was an excellent spot as he is about to boat a chunky largemouth.

Troy proves that the location in the photo above was an excellent spot as he is about to boat a chunky largemouth.

A steep eroding clay point near the dam.

A steep eroding clay point near the dam.

Cover elements, both man-made and natural are everywhere here.

Cover elements, both man-made and natural are everywhere here.

A stout eastern U.S. largemouth eats the SPRO BBZ-1 6” swimbait, myth buster!

A stout eastern U.S. largemouth eats the SPRO BBZ-1 6” swimbait, myth buster!

Sailing and all types of boating is popular at Smith Mountain.

Sailing and all types of boating is popular at Smith Mountain.

Family Fun

Family Fun

Troy scores a chunky largemouth.

Troy scores a chunky largemouth.

Sunset at 60 MPH

Sunset at 60 MPH

That’s all the time we have for this one-day excursion. The sun is setting, and it is time to head back to the launch ramp. Smith Mountain is a beautiful lake with a lot of water to explore. I hope you enjoyed this mini tour and thanks for visiting the BBZ.     

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