I noticed that I may be driving by Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia in a few months.
I would love to stop and fish for the day (without dropping alot of cash--I'll stay at the nearest "Quality Inn" style of place) but I'm not sure how to approach it. I didn't really have any luck with "takemefishing.org".
When I was a kid, we used to rent 10 or15 HP "row-boats", but for some reason, their availability doesn't seem to be as common as it used to be, having been replaced by pontoon and speed boats at ~$100/hr. I have "waders" if there is a good wade-able area (and I enjoy wading). I am approaching this from a "warm water" perspective, since that's what I'm used to, but I'm not picky. According to what I read, this lake is suppose to have some good bass in it. Any suggestions welcome (and I'm not stuck on this destination--I'll consider any to the west). I've thought of just driving around "stopping when I find a fishy-looking spot". but I thought it may be better to ask here--Please, help "guide" me. : )
[Added] Since I posted this, I noticed the existence of "Smith Mountain Lake State Park". I suspect that may be one the easier access points. Motels not too far away in Altavista.