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Smith Mountain Lake - Regulations

Black Bass (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted)

  • 5 per day, including two ball less than 14 inches
  • Only 2 less than 14 inches

Striped Bass

June 1 - October 31

  • 2 per day
  • No length limit


November 1 - May 31

  • 2 per day
  • 26 inch - 36inch protective slot limit (all striped bass caught between 26
    and 36 inches must be immediately released unharmed, fish under 26 inches and over 36 inches may be creeled)

Bluegill / Sunfish

  • No length limits
  • 50 per day in the aggregate


Channel Catfish (Channel, Flathead and White)

  • No length limits
  • 20 per day


Crappie

  • No length limits
  • 25 per day


Muskellunge

  • 30 inch minimum limit
  • 2 per day


White Perch

  • No length limit
  • No creel limit


Other Nongame Fish

  • No length limits
  • 20 per day