Chattahoochee River Fly Fishing Guide Service – Atlanta, Georgia

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Chattahoochee River Fly Fishing Guide Service

Deep South Fly Anglers is a professional and licensed fly fishing guide service established in 2009. We provide beginners and experienced fly anglers with year-round guided fly fishing float trips on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam in Atlanta, Georgia. Our guides will provide you with the knowledge and techniques needed to catch rainbow and brown trout on the fly. We provide all the fly fishing gear needed for your guided trip. We will teach you how to read the river and understand where the fish are found so you can not only catch them, but end the day with the skills needed to pursue them yourself. All of our Chattahoochee River guide trips are done from the comfort of a Clackacraft drift boat or our Stealthcraft jet powered drift boat. Drift or jet boat fishing the Chattahoochee River is simply the best way to fish. The drift or jet boat provides our clients with a stable and comfortable platform to fish from all day long.

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Chattahoochee River Fly Fishing Guided Float Trips

Half Day (1 or 2 anglers per boat) – $300.00 (4 hours)
Full Day (1 or 2 anglers per boat) – $400.00 (8 hours)

Call, Text, or email Davie Crawford @ 678-986-9240 to book a trip.


* All trips are catch and release fly fishing.
* The prices above include the use of fly rods, reels, flies, snacks and drinks. Sandwiches provided on full day trips. 
* All you need is Valid Georgia fishing license with trout option and $3 for parking on Chattahoochee River Trips.
* Cash or Check made payable to Davie Crawford preferred.
* Credit Cards accepted with added $15 processing fee.
* Gift Certificates available.
* Guide gratuity is always appreciated.

The Chattahoochee River provides a fantastic fly fishing opportunity right here in Atlanta all year long. The Chattahoochee River has been ranked as one of America’s 100 best trout streams by Trout Unlimited. The Chattahoochee upper tailwater begins below lake Lanier at the Buford Dam where it runs 36 miles to Morgan Falls Dam providing constant cool water all year long. This constant cool water is what creates the perfect habitat for trout. Much of the land in this stretch lies within the National Park Service (NPS) and is managed by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA).  Rainbow and brown trout make up the trout population in the Chattahoochee River. Around 180,000 rainbow trout are stocked annually in the river. Brown trout stocking ceased in 2005 when studies showed they were reproducing in considerable numbers. The section of river between GA Hwy 20 bridge and the boat ramp at Medlock Bridge Park is restricted to artificial lures only. The Georgia state record brown trout was caught in the Chattahoochee River upper tailwater in the summer of 2014 weighing in at 20lb.14oz!




The Chattahoochee delayed harvest begins on the first day of November every year and runs through May 14th. The delayed harvest section begins at Sope Creek and ends at Hwy 41 bridge at Paces Mill. This section is roughly 4 miles long and offers great trout fishing during this time. Special regulations are in effect during the delayed harvest season on this stretch of the Chattahoochee River. This time of year offers some of the best Atlanta, Georgia trout fishing there is. Catch and release only, single- hook artificial lures, and no natural bait can be used. We offer guided float trips on this section of the river during the delayed harvest season.


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We practice catch and release only.
Deep South Fly Anglers, LLC is permitted by the National Park Service (Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area) to provide guide services.All Deep South Fly Angler guides are CPR\First Aid certified.