River Monster Guide Service

River Monster Guide Service offers exciting fishing opportunities on the waters of the beautiful rivers in Southwestern Virginia. Guide Thomas Cundiff aims to provide not only a relaxing, but also revitalizing time on the water, catching and releasing numerous species of fish.

Enjoy your trip aboard a 16’ Saturn airboat, powered by a Honda BF 4 engine. It is equipped with a fishfinder to aid your search for the fish, as well as with an anchoring system to help you stay rooted to the fishing grounds. The boat is ideal for a river voyage – an experience you won’t soon forget.

With Thomas, your main target will be Smallmouth Bass, which is the guide’s specialty, as well as Steelhead, Walleye, Musky, and Brown Trout. You will also get the opportunity to test yourself in various fishing methods, such as popping, drift fishing, spinning, fly fishing, jigging, and light tackle.

When you book a trip with Thomas, he will take all the guesswork out by providing top-of-the-line equipment and tackle needed for a successful day on the water. You will use Shimano Stratic reels and St. Croix rods. On a full day trip, you will also be offered a shore lunch.

It’s River Monster Guide Service’s commitment that you return home pleased with your fishing adventure, eager to come back for more!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    This trip will take you out for a minimum of 8 hours on the water for 2 anglers with a professional guide. All equipment and tackle will be provided along with a prepared shore lunch. You will be targetting Smallmouth Bass, Musky, Walleye, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This package includes a minimum of 4 hours on the water with all equipment and tackle provided. You will get an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature of Virginia, targeting Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Walleye, Musky, and Brown Trout.
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About the Charter Operator

River Monster Guide Service
Wytheville, Virginia, United States
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23 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2017
I am an avid angler and outdoorsman. I have been fishing for smallmouth bass most of my life, plying the best rivers in Southwestern Virginia, Southern West Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and North Carolina. In 2013 , I was able to fulfill my life-long dream of starting my own charter company and introducing clients and friends to numerous opportunities the waters of the Southern Appalachian’s can offer. I am a strong advocate of catch-and-release, and we constantly strive to protect and preserve the fisheries that we are so fortunate to have in this region.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Saturn (Rigid inflatable) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 4HP Honda BF 4 engine.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 0.5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 6, 2021
Fun day. Weather, river, fishing was excellent. Guide put us on the fish in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Will...
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Roanoke, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 31, 2019
We started the day with a beautiful view of the mountains covered with fog. We started fishing right away. My son caught the...
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FAQs about River Monster Guide Service

River Monster Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with River Monster Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Trips booked with River Monster Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch (On full day trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

River Monster Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

River Monster Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with River Monster Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye