Lewis Smith Lake is well known for its crystal clear water and magnificent rock shorelines. Smith Lake offers the beauty and serenity of a mountain lake without being in the mountains. Whether your “floatn” or “boatn”, Smith Lake will provide the break you that you need and deserve.
Lewis Smith Lake FISHING
With five past world record spotted bass catches, you can see why the lure of big spots brings anglers from all over the country to Lewis Smith Lake. Plus, the Gulf Coast strain of striped bass here often weighs in at more than 20 pounds. In fact, a monster 32 lb.-8 oz. striped bass caught on the lake is an Alabama record, and many anglers feel there are 40- to 50-pound stripes just waiting to strike. If that is not enough, you can even try fly fishing because rainbow trout are stocked below Smith Lake Dam. Smith Lake provides a diverse fishing opportunity for the avid angler.
Lewis Smith Lake BOATING
If fishing is not your cup of tea, you will still enjoy the pristine waters that Smith Lake has to offer. You will not feel reluctant to dive into Smith Lake when you experience the clarity of the water. Smith Lake is exceptionally clean and provides drinking water for thousands of residents. Even if all you want is a relaxing boat ride, you will be smitten with the serenity that LewisSmith Lake and the surrounding areas have to offer. You can cruise by the Bankhead National Forest in search of wildlife, or ride in the main body where you can watch people tubing, skiing, kneeboarding, or you might even see someone do a flip on a wakeboard. Smith Lake has a little something for everyone. If you like the outdoors, you will LOVE Smith Lake. Visitors immediately realize the recreational value of these pristine waters. Once you experience our lake, I am positive you will want to stay as a permanent resident. Click to learn more About Smith Lake