Big Hunting Creek Hatch Chart

Big Hunting Creek:  Located in the Catoctin Mountain State Park, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources maintains the stream as a Catch-and-Release fly-fishing only area.  Easy road side access and 16-20 inch trout make this stream extremely popular.  This is a small stream ranging from 15-30 feet across and not more than a foot or two in depth in most places, and hip waders are recommended.

HuntingCreek

MonthFlySize
December-JanuaryWoolly Buggers
Sculpins
Nymphs
6-10
6-10
14-18
FebruaryWoolly Buggers
Sculpins
Nymphs
Stoneflies
8-10
8-10
14-18
16-18
MarchWoolly Buggers
Stoneflies
Quill Gordons
Nymphs
8-10
16-18
14-16
14-16
AprilWoolly Buggers
Blue Quill
Hendrickson
March Brown
Nymphs
6-12
16-18
12-14
12-14
14-16
MayGreen Drake
Blue Quill
Light Cahill
Nymphs
12-14
16-18
16-18
14-18
JuneSulphur
Light Cahill
Trico
Caddis
16-18
16-18
20-24
14-20
JulyCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
16-18
14-18
12-16
10-12
AugustCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
16-20
14-18
12-14
10-12
SeptemberCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
Woolly Buggers
16-20
14-18
12-14
10-12
8-10
OctoberCaddis
Nymphs
Woolly Buggers
Streamers
16-20
16-18
8-10
8-10
November-DecemberNymphs
Stoneflies
Woolly Buggers
Streamers
Sculpins
16-18
18-20
8-10
8-10
6-10

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