River Monster Guide Service provides trophy smallmouth bass, muskie, walleye and trout fishing near Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, Roanoke, & more.


At River Monster Guide Service (RMGS) it is our intention to share our love and passion of God’s gifts of nature with our clients. We will inform you of the rich history and diversity of our rivers and region. Our endeavor of fishing is purely of sport and recreation. Catch and release practices are strictly adhered to. We emphasize preserving the resources to ensure additional encounters for ourselves and future generations.

We strive to provide a relaxing, yet revitalizing time on the water in pursuit of quality smallmouth bass with numerous other species available. It is our commitment that you return home pleased with your experience, eager to share your next fishing adventure with RMGS.

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River Monster Guide Service (RMGS) offers angling opportunities on a variety of rivers. We regularly fish the New River. It is arguably one of the best, if not THE best smallmouth fishery in the United States. Trips are available from its headwaters in North Carolina, throughout Virginia, and into the Mountain State of West Virginia. The New is generally fished from our Saturn self-bailing rafts with NRS fishing frames that offer exceptional comfort for long days battling…..
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New River

River Monster Guide Service (RMGS) is focused primarily on the world-class smallmouth bass fishery of the New River. The New River is an amazing river for a number of unique reasons. It’s river system is the oldest on the North American continent, second only to the Nile River as the oldest river in the world. With the convergence of the North Fork and South Fork of the New River in North Carolina, the New begins a northward flow which carries it 320 miles…..
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Most of our clients book trips months in advance. There is no way of determining what the weather will be when the day of your trip arrives. All trips will operate rain or shine, during hot or cold weather. We will not run rivers that are unsafe due to high water. If river levels are high on the river you have chosen, we will attempt to fish a different river with safer conditions. If we cannot, we will reschedule your trip. We will notify you of high river levels in advance…..
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