Shenandoah Hatch Chart

Shenandoah National Forest Freestone Streams:  A number of streams in the Shenandoah National Forest offer excellent winter, spring, and fall fishing.  The summer months tend to dry up a number of the streams, however a hike further into the National Forest will usually produce good fishing in the summer months.  Hip waders are recommended.  The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains a habitat restoration and trout stocking program (visit the site for National Park information and Trout Stocking information).

MonthFlySize
December-JanuarySculpins
Nymphs
6-10
14-18
FebruaryWoolly Buggers
Sculpins
Nymphs
Midges
8-10
8-10
14-18
18-22
MarchWoolly Buggers
Midges
Quill Gordon
Nymphs
8-10
18-22
16-20
14-16
AprilWoolly Buggers
Light Cahill
Quill Gordon
Stoneflies
Nymphs
6-12
16-20
14-18
8-12
14-16
MayBrown Drake
Light Cahill
Sulphur
Nymphs
12-14
16-20
16-18
14-18
JuneSulphur
Ants/Beetles
Attractors
Hoppers
16-18
12-16
14-18
10-12
JulyCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
16-18
14-18
12-16
10-12
AugustCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
Attractors
16-20
14-18
12-14
10-12
14-18
SeptemberCaddis
Nymphs
Ants/Beetles
Hoppers
Attractors
16-20
14-18
12-14
10-12
14-18
OctoberNymphs
Attractors
Hoppers/Crickets
16-18
14-18
8-12
November-DecemberNymphs
Attractors
Woolly Buggers
16-18
16-20
8-10

 

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