Full Time Professional Guide since 1987

" Savage Strike"

Guide Service

New for 2011

  Our new location in the foothills of Buckeye mountain in Eggleston puts us in the heart of some of the BEST musky and smallmouth fishing the New River has to offer. Book your trip now for an  opportunity to fish the New for smallmouth or musky.

Monster Musky



New River, Virginia

Fish with a Bad attitude !


TN River &

Boone Lake




              Capt. Mike Coley & Debby Coley                    


Phone - 423-571-2461

e-mail :savagestrikeguide@gmail.com

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Releasing a 42 lb Boone Lake striper caught by Greg from Ontario, Canada in 2011.

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Call Mike at 423-571-2461 to confirm your fishing date. Then click the "Client Contract" link below, print, fill out and mail with your deposit.

**Client Contract to Reserve Fishing Trips**

Booking Now for 2011-Send deposits after 01/01/2011

               * Spring Striper Fishing - Boone Lake

               * Summer striper Fishing - Tennessee River

               * Musky & Smallmouth Fishing - New River, VA

                *Rates - Lodging - License  for Tennessee striper trips only                

                *Montana Guided Hunts  Pics of my personal best 2010 , 189" 8 x 5 mule deer

                *Information about the Guide - My definition of "Success"

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                        July 3rd, 1:30 am I caught and released my personal best musky. This one measured 54", weighed 42 lbs, was 3 1/2 lbs shy of the state record. It was featured in the Oct/Nov issue of www.muskyhunter.com    She was RELEASED !

                     Musky Innovations rods used exclusively on all musky trips.

        (  PHOTO BELOW )       A client who had booked a 5 hour night trip during prime time cancelled at the last minute and I was unable to fill the spot on short  notice, so I went musky fishing.  I caught and released this 48" musky.


        A couple of big New River musky (photo left - December) ( photo right - early summer)  A 49"er that crushed my lure after dark. [ go to my muskie  page for another  night time monster ]You don't have to travel to the northern states or Canada to have the opportunity to fish for monster musky. The New River is home to these freshwater beast!                           

The boats I use for musky & smallmouth trips on the New River .

 I guide on the New River out of a "Clackacraft Drift Boat" and a Tracker "Grizzly" 17' Mercury powered jet boat. Water conditions, location we fish , will determine which boat we use. The jet boat is equipped with a Mercury 60/40 hp jet and Minn Kota trolling motor w/i-pilot and Lowrance HDS.  I  have modified this Clackacraft specifically for smallmouth & musky fishing on the New River.

( photo's above) Debby and I with a couple of recent back to back muskies caught minutes apart. Small for sure but proof that the DGIF stocking and management program is on the right track in the New River.



 My late spring and summer night trips are best for catching big New River smallmouth like this 21"er about to be released.


A typical daytime "summer" New River smallmouth

All striper trips take place at Boone Lake [ March & April weekdays only ] and the summer months [ July thru mid August ] on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. You'll fish out of a 24' Carolina Skiff w/115 hp Suzuki 4 stroke, Minn kota terrova trolling motor and Lowrance HDS electronics. Loadmaster aluminum trailer provided by Manteo Marine, Manteo NC.

The 24' striper boat.

Call Mike at 423-571-2461 to book your striper trip.

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