Thank you for your interest in River Monster Guide Service. My name is Tommy Cundiff and I have been infecting others with the fishing bug my entire life. I don’t have many friends that can’t fish. I have been an avid fisherman since my childhood. My mother would walk me to a lake near our home to catch bluegills and bass and my dad would take me along on trout fishing trips and to every lake within 3 states chasing bass and stripers. When I was around 12 years old my fishing destinations and target species – the smallmouth bass, bronzeback, smallie – was forever solidified when my uncle took me to the New River to throw topwater baits to perpetually hungry bass on a mid-summer day. Simply stated, I love to fish the rivers that I have been so fortunate to grow up around. I love to be on the river wading, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. Introducing people to the sport of fishing is such a gratifying experience for me. Fishing is challenging yet rewarding, stimulating and therapeutic. In starting this business in 2013, a lifelong dream of mine is being fulfilled every day. Along with help and support from my amazing son and future fisherman extraordinaire River, my parents Harry and are Judy we are committed to providing a quality service for our customers. We will do everything we can to give you an opportunity to catch good numbers of fish, and hopefully you will catch that “fish-of-a-lifetime”. We feel confident that you will leave us pleased with your experience. You will learn new techniques for catching smallmouth bass in a river system, be exposed to some breathtaking scenery and wildlife, and form a friendship that we hope will last for many years to come.



Our Mission

  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 return to share your next fishing adventure.  

Be the winner in 2023!!!!

Each person that participates in a guided trip with River Monster Guide Service will automatically be entered into our “monster of the year” contest. Each trophy fish caught will be weighed and measured and the largest recorded fish at the end of the season will earn the angler a prize package containing a Shimano reel and a St. Croix rod like we use at RMGS, a shirt, hat, and tackle valued at over $500.00. Will you be the one to claim your prize and bragging rights? Call us today and book a trip. Spring dates are filling quickly!!!

River Monster Guide Service a full-service outfitter providing knowledgeable and experienced fishing guides , multi-day adventures, and opportunities for trophy smallmouth bass fishing on the best rivers in Southern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. Most notably, the top river in the country for smallmouth bass, the New River.