River Through Atlanta Guides, GA

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services in Roswell, Georgia

River Through Atlanta Guides, GA


Established in 1994, River Through Atlanta Guide Service offers guided drift boat and wade excursions for brown and rainbow trout through 48 miles of designated trout water with 10,000 linear acres of National Park lands. Flora and fauna abound, with sighting of bald eagles, great blue herons, white-tailed deer, mink, otters, and much more. The waters we fish show documented natural reproduction of brown and rainbow trout, and offer seasonal angling opportunities for shoal and striped bass, as well as carp, during summer and fall on the lower reaches of the river. Our latitude makes for both a mild summer and winter with year-round fishing opportunities.

Date Range

We fly fish year-round and there is no closed fishing season on the Chattahoochee.

What is Provided to Customer

We provide all fly-fishing gear, except waders and rain gear.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

The Chattahoochee is a classic southern tailwater trout fishery, with 48 miles of designated trout waters and trophy regulations. The annual average water temperature from Buford Dam is 55 degrees. Many people do not realize Buford Dam is 1,071 feet above sea level, with over 125 feet of relief in the stream bed for 48 river miles, mixed with shoals and gravel bars with average depths of 5 feet. The minimum flow is 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and maximum flow is 10,000 cfs; the average streambed width is 150 feet. The river offers prolific mayfly, caddis, and stonefly hatches.

Typical Weather by Season

We have mild summers and winters. Atlanta is the second-highest major city in elevation, next to Denver, at 1,025 feet above sea level. We experience all four seasons with an ideal climate for year-round outdoor activities.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

We offer full- (8 hours) and half-day (4 hours) guided wade or drift boat trips, catered shore lunches with Boars Head deli meats and cheeses, beginner fly-fishing classes, and advanced on-stream fly-fishing instruction.


Species You Fish for by Season

We fish for trout year-round and, in the summers and fall, we target carp, stripers, and shoal bass.


What Should Customers Bring?

Clients should bring a Georgia fishing license, rain gear, chest waders (optional), and sunscreen.


Frequently Asked Questions

Gratuities are not included in the price, nor are pick-up and drop off fees to shuttle from the subway via Hartsfield Airport. We are located about a one-hour drive from airport.


River Through Atlanta Guide Service
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services
Christopher Scalley
710 Riverside Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

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