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Name: Kelly Tuttle
Date: 05/27/2020
Message: This is the second year of booking with Mike and it was amazing again. He does a great job every time,

Name: Jerry Crews
Date: 03/03/2015
Message: We have gone with Mike many times and you simply cannot get a better guide that loves what he does. We always enjoy the trip whether we catch our limit or not.

Name: Paul and Margie Osthoff
Date: 04/07/2014
Message: Fished with Mike on April 2, 2014 and limited out on stripers. Caught 2 over 20lbs. What a great time! Thanks Mike for the great experience

Name: MARK J
Date: 06/25/2011

Name: Brad B
Date: 03/24/2011
Message: I have gone fishin with Mike a few times and just about everytime we caught a few fish. there was one day when we went were we caught about 17 or 18 fish.They probly averaged 14 pounds. It was the greatest fishing trip ive ever been on.

Name: Big Papa
Date: 06/30/2010
Message: Hope to see you on the water. I am from Jasper and do some crappie fishing on Smith. Would like to try striper fishing at some point. When I catch them on crappie gear all I hear is ziiinnng POW.

Name: Josh
Date: 05/11/2010
Message: Recently took a trip with Mike. It was an awesome experience with a top notch guide. We reeled in 9 fish. One of which was a 5 pound spotted bass. I highly recommend it for anyone that loves fishing. Great time and I can't wait to do it again.

 Smith Lake History 

One of the largest earth and rock-filled dams in the Eastern United States, Smith Lake was impounded in 1969. being fed by the Sipsey River and emptying into the Black Warrior River. Smith Lake is known for it's DEEP CLEAR water. Most docks in Smith Lake are in 60-80 feet of water, and it is the norm to be in 200 feet of water in the middle of the lake. Smith Lake is also known for it's "underwater forrests". When the lake was impounded it filled up beforeworkers were able to clear everything out. There are many places where you can idle for hundreds of yards and run over tree after tree after tree.

The deep clear water combined with "underwater forrests" makes Smith Lake the perfect habitat for stripers. Just to mention some of the bass fishermen on the lake do not like stripers and kill them whenever they "happen" to catch one. They have no idea about the fact s and are actually helping the overall striper population by doing this.

Facts about Smith Reservoir:

  • Elevation above sea level: 510 feet
  • Area: 21,200 acres
  • Shoreline: 500 miles
  • Length: 35 miles
  • Maximum depth at dam: 264 feet
  • Area of watershed draining into reservoir: 944 square miles

Name: Cliff W.     
Date: 02/02/09
Message: I have gone on a few trips with Mike and Mark and it is always a top notch experience. My average Striper is 14lbs with these guys. I would recommend them to anyone.

Name: Darren Speirs     
Date: 09/18/08
Message: nice web page I will be back to catch more of them stripers

Name: Shelia     
Date: 09/07/08
Message: I have fished this lake with Mike. He wants you to have a good time, he will attend to your needs but most of all he wants you to CATCH FISH and will take you anywhere on the lake to do this. These guys keep the fun and excitement in fishing.

Name: Jessica     
Date: 09/01/08
Message: These guys do a great job! They are very passionate about what they do. They're not just in it for money.



Name: Shannon Calvert   
Date: 07/31/09
Message: Just returned from a great trip with Stripemasters. My sons (7yrs & 10yrs) caught 4 stripers in less than 4 hours!!! Smallest fish was 10 pounds and the biggest was caught by my 10yr old - a whopping 30 pounder!!! Thanks Stripemasters for a trip me and the kids will never forget.



Name: Darren Speirs  
Date: 04/29/09
Message: Another great fishing trip guys you always seem to get us on the fish will be back aging next year and can not wait. Top notch guiding and Thanks



Name: Joey L.    
Date: 02/26/09
Message: These guys are great we had a trip of 10 and they made it happen with no hitches and everybody had more fun than they had ever planned. These fish fight hard and are loads of fun for the whole family. These guys were so nice in accommadating our wives on the boat and making it fun and enjoyable for them