Captain Travis Patsell grew up on the shorelines of Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Travis developed his love for fishing at an early age when his Papaw gave him his first fishing pole on his 1st birthday. Since then Captain Travis has had the love and passion for fishing Striped Bass and Catfish on SML while gaining years of knowledge and experience that has made him one of the respected Fishing Guides on SML.
Captain Travis only wants to provide the best and safest fishing trips for his clients. He will go out of his way to put you on the best fishing possible for you to enjoy this fishery to its finest. Travis enjoys the profession of being a guide and showing clients young and old, beginner to expert the art of his style of fishing.
A Message from Captain Travis:
I try to do what I can to help preserve this trophy fishery we have at Smith Mountain Lake. I strive to do what I can for the trophies to be returned to the lake without harm. I support “Catch and Release” as well as “Selective Harvest” on legal keeper size fish.