FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the best time of year to go fishing?
2. Where is Smith Lake located?
3. What time do we start fishing?
4. What do I need to bring for the fishing trip?
5. Do I need a fishing license?
6. Do you ever take fly fishermen?
7. How many people can you take fishing?
8. Do you have gift certificates?
1A. The old answer has always been "when you can," but there is no denying that the spring months of March, April, and May offer the best time of the year for our 30 to 40 lb. fish. The most consistent fishing during the year will be the summer and fall months. Two other months that I consider to be "big fish" months are September and December.
2A. Smith Lake is located in north central Alabama approximately 40 miles north of Birmingham via I-65 North.
3A. I try to get started at daylight, except in the summertime when I run night trips.
4A. Bring your food and drinks, warm clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and cooler to take fish home.
5A. Yes, you need an AL fishing license, which can be purchased at local stores or by calling 1-888-848-6887.
6A. Yes, some have caught stripers over 20 lbs.
7A. The maximum number of clients on my boat is three. I have other guides that I work with each year on corporate outings, Sunday school fellowships, and family get-togethers. It is possible to arrange a trip for 15 people with advance notice.
8A. Yes, gift certificates make great gifts for birthdays, graduations, retirements, anniversaries, and corporate incentives.
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