Meet Captain Bert

Captain Bert's Fishing Charters

“Captain Bert” – Expert Striped Bass Fishing Guide

Captain Daniel Berthiaume has been fishing Smith Mountain lake for over 15 years.  Our “Captain Bert” is one of a select group of elite Striper Guides on the lake who combines tremendous results with top notch customer service.  As our lead guide, Captain Bert is responsible for training and mentoring our guide staff.  In addition, he personally oversees the outfitting of each charter boat with tackle, electronics, bait storage tanks.  Bert develops the days fishing plan for his charter staff.  While on the water Bert communicates and coordinates our charter fleet to get our Captains on the big fish – on time and on target!

Captain Bert - Expert Striped Bass Fishing Guide

“The Lake is beautiful during ALL seasons and the fishing is great year round. So come join me for an exciting day on Smith Mountain Lake. Hope to see you soon!”
-Captain Bert

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The Story of Captain Bert

Captain Daniel Berthiaume made a name for himself net minding in the NHL for 8 seasons as well as other professional hockey teams including the Roanoke Express and the Greensboro Generals. Therefore, when you book a trip with Capt. Bert not only will you be able to share experiences and knowledge in both the sport of fishing as well as the world of professional ice hockey. And most of all, you will also hear about the many striper citations that have landed in his net!

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Equipped to get you on the fish!

Captain Bert’s 2020 Sportsman Masters 247 is equipped to get you and your fishing party on the fish quickly, and comfortably.  A 300 HP Yamaha outboard means we can get you on around the lake in short order, no matter where the stripers are breaking.  Our state of the art electronics suite includes a fully integrated Garmin 1242 Force 57 sonar/ side looking sonar bundle and navigation system.

Bert’s top of the line tackle, rods and reels ensures that when we get em’ on the hook  – we’ll get em’ in the boat.  In other words, it all adds up to one of the best equipped dedicated striper fishing boats on Smith Mountain Lake!

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Here’s what our happy Stripers had to say about our Fishing Guide Service:

Just wanted to let ya’ll know that we did really enjoy the trip. Your boy was exactly what I hoped he would be. He knows how to fish and how to treat folks and I have found that to be a hard package to find. My kids and my Bros in laws talked about the fishing for the rest of our gathering!

Also, thank Bert for dressing our fish and giving us the 411 on cooking them. We fried half and grilled half and had what the bosses called our best meal of the week! I have personally done a lot of fish eating and had no idea that stripers were for anything more than a good fight. Honestly though, I’d put them right up there with some of my favorite salt water fish.

Well, again–thanks! Hope to be able to go again soon.

Chip, Marietta, Ga.

Captain Bert, we just wanted to let you know what a great time we had last week fishing with you. Patty and I both commented that you were not only one of very few guides we have ever used that was on time, but worked harder at making sure we caught fish than any guide we can remember. If we pass through Virginia again, we’ll try to hook up with you and if we find anyone else coming that way, we will sure recommend you.

Jeff and Patty, Elizabethtown, KY
I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how impressed we were with our fishing experience with you last week.

It is obvious that you (unlike several other captains we observed) truly enjoy your business and gave us much, much more than we expected. We all felt that your first concern was for us to catch fish and go home with a nice catch and some good memories.

Your boat and equipment was superb and your professionalism seems unmatched. We will make a point to recommend your charter to our many circles of friends and fishing enthusiasts.


I am writing to say how much fun we had out on the lake last Wednesday. That 9 hours on the lake was all we talked about the rest of the trip. You are definitely a first class guide. Again thanks a lot and we will definitely be coming back!


Am finally getting around to writing you a note to tell you how much Walt, Mark, Eric–and especially Griffin–enjoyed the fishing trip on the 16th. I know Griffin will always remember his 9th birthday gift from his Aunt Mary. Walt raved about the trip–and believe me, Walt doesn’t rave about many things! He said Bert was so good with Eric–and my two sons enjoyed talking to him so much. I cooked some of the fish that night and they were really good!


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As Marine family Debbie and I have seen first hand the tremendous work that the Fund does in supporting the veterans of all services. Mitchell’s Point Guide Services is honored to donate 1% or $5000 of our profits, whichever is a higher, to The Semper Fi and America’s Fund. If you would like more information about the Semper Fi and America’s Fund, or would like donate or volunteer click on the link below.