Savage River Hatch Chart

Savage River:  Located in Garrett County, the Savage River maintains a constant year round flow with controlled releases from the Savage River Reservoir.  The Savage River is the premier trout fishery in Western Maryland and offers all the characteristics of a large river.  Due to occasional large releases for recreational kayakers, fly-fishermen should acquaint themselves with any scheduled large volume releases.

MonthFlySize
December-JanuaryWoolly Buggers
Sculpins
Nymphs
8-10
6-10
14-18
FebruaryWoolly Buggers
Nymphs
Midges
8-10
14-18
20-26
MarchStoneflies
Midges
Nymphs
16-18
20-26
12-16
AprilBlue Dun
Midges
Quill Gordon
Caddis
Nymphs
12-14
20-26
12-14
14-18
14-18
MayBlue Dun
Midges
March Brown
Nymphs
12-14
20-26
12-14
14-18
JuneGreen Drake
March Brown
Light Cahill
Blue Winged Olive
Caddis
10-12
12-14
12-16
16-18
12-16
JulySulphur
Caddis
Nymphs
Midges
14-18
14-16
14-18
20-24
AugustCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Midges
14-16
14-18
12-16
20-24
SeptemberCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
Midges
16-20
14-18
12-14
8-12
20-24
OctoberCaddis
Nymphs
Woolly Buggers
Midges
16-20
16-18
6-10
20-24
November-DecemberNymphs
Woolly Buggers
Sculpins
Midges
16-18
8-10
4-10
20-24
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