Fish with Captain Kenny Short

Kenny has a great passion for striper fishing. Kenny caught his first striper at the age of 13. Since then he has consistently strived to improve his fishing techniques and with the asking, he will share these techniques with you to better your chances at that "Trophy Striper" you are hoping to catch.

While out striper fishing with Kenny, he will assist you in fishing but you will bring the fish to the boat yourself and get the full thrill of each catch.

Kenny guides charters on Smith Mountain Lake year round. He also fishes other lakes in the Spring, Summer and Fall. If you are interested in another lake other than Smith Mountain Lake, call (540) 493-9541 for information and rates.

Experience Great Fishing with an Expert

Captain Kenny perfected his fishing skills and lake knowledge over decades of experience. He fishes on the professional NSBA Gold Cup Tournament Trail. In 2006 he won the National Striped Bass Association's Team of the Year award. Catch striper on Smith Mountain Lake with a pro!

Book Your Trip Now at (540) 493-9541

Full Day and Half Day Trips

Bring your friends and family for an unforgettable day fishing on Smith Mountain Lake.

Fish Aboard Kenny's 2800 Open Makaira by Bluewave

Captain Kenny's boat is a 2800 Makaira that has 110" beam with a Suzuki 350 and all Garmin electronics.

Maximum 6 Fishermen

Kenny charters at most 6 people on one trip. Choose from half-day fishing trips or full-day fishing trips. You can call with your credit card and pay a deposit to reserve space for your party.

Photo Gallery & Facebook

Take a look at our gallery of great catches, or like Kenny on Facebook. Either way, you'll see big stripers and bigger smiles from Smith Mountain Lake.

Credit Cards Accepted through Square and PayPal.

Call (540) 493-9541 with your credit card for available times and days.

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