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Lake Information for Smithville Lake


Smithville Lake was created when a dam was constructed across a tributary to Marshyhope creek. As is the case with most eastern shore impoundments, Smithville Lake was created to power a grist mill. The mill no longer exists and the lake is now used exclusively for recreation, mainly fishing.

Because of its long narrow shape, Smithville Lake does not appear as large as the 43 surface acres it measures. Maximum depth 8ft, and the average is roughly 3ft. The upper third of the lake is quite shallow with gradual drop-offs, while the lower two thirds of the lake has steeper banks with sharp drop-offs, particularly the western shoreline. The lower two-thirds of Smithville Lake consists of outstanding fish habitat. A severe ice storm in the early 1990's snapped off treetops, which fell into the lake, providing excellent fish habitat. Fish also inhabit the abundant rooted aquatic vegetation.

Fishing Description: 

Smithville Lake supports a standard bass/bluegill fishery and is managed accordingly. Quality fishing for both of these species exists within the lake. Anglers may also occasionally catch other species including: white and black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, chain pickerel, brown bullhead catfish, gizzard shad, golden shiners and chub suckers.

Directions to Lake: 

From Annapolis - Take Rt.50 east towards Easton, make left onto Rt.404. Go thru Denton and make a right onto Noble Rd. (If you drive into Delaware you have past Noble Rd) Look for split rail fence on right, parking lot and boat ramp will be on right.

Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
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