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Western North Carolina Hatch Chart

 

 

January-February

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late) 

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.) 

Blue Winged Olives

February

Mid day to Mid PM

Blue Quill

Late February 

Late AM to Late PM 

Tiny Black Stone Flies

Both months 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Early Black Stone Flies

Both months 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Early Black Stone Flies

February 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Early Brown Stone Flies

Late February

Late AM to Mid PM 

Dun Caddis

Late January & All February

Late AM to Mid PM 

Midges

Both months 

Late AM to Late PM 

 

 

 

March

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late) 

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.) 

Blue Winged Olives 

All month 

Mid day to Mid PM 

Blue Quill 

All month 

Late AM to Late PM 

Quill Gordon 

Late 

Late AM to Mid PM  

Hendrickson/Red Quill 

All month 

Early to Mid PM 

Early Black Stone Flies 

All month 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Early Brown Stone Flies 

All month 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Dun Caddis 

All month 

Late AM to Late PM 

Midges

All month 

Late AM to Late PM 

 

 

 

April

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late) 

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.) 

Blue Winged Olives 

Early 

Mid day to Mid PM 

Blue Quill 

All month 

Late AM to Late PM 

Quill Gordon 

All month 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Hendrickson/Red Quill 

All month 

Early to Mid PM 

March Brown

Mid &Late 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Gray Fox

Late 

Mid to Late PM 

Light Cahill 

Late 

Mid to Late PM 

Green Drake 

Late 

Late AM to Late PM 

Tiny Olive

Late 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Early Brown Stone Flies

Early to Mid 

Late AM to Mid PM 

Giant  Black Stone Flies

All month 

Early AM 

Yellow Stone

All month 

AM & Early PM 

Dun Caddis

All month 

Mid to Late PM 

Speckled Grey-Brown Caddis

Late 

Mid AM to Late PM 

Grey-Brown and Green Caddis

Late 

PM 

Midges

All month

All Day

 

 

 

May

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late)

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.)

March Brown

All month

Late AM to Mid PM

Gray Fox

Early to mid

Late PM to Dusk

Light Cahill

All month

Mid to Late PM

Green Drake

All month

Late AM to Late PM

Tiny Olive

Late

PM

Sulphur

All month

Mid PM to Dusk

Orange Spinner

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Giant  Black Stone Flies

All month

Early AM

Yellow Stone Flies

All month

AM

Brown Stone Flies

Mid to Late

AM

Dun Caddis

All month

Mid to Late PM

Speckled Grey-Brown Caddis

All month

Mid AM to Late PM

Grey-Brown and Green Caddis

All month

Mid AM to Late PM

Mottled Brown and Green Caddis

All month

PM

Dark Dun and Black Caddis

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Black or Black/Dark Dun Caddis

Late

Mid day to Late PM

Midges

All month

Late PM

 

 

 

June

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late)

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.)

Light Cahill

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Sulphur

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Orange Spinner

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Tiny Olive

Early

Late PM

Dun Variant

All month

Early to Late PM

Trico

Late

Mid to Late AM

Little Dark Olive

Late

Late PM to Dusk

Giant  Black Stone Flies

Early to Mid

Dawn to Early AM

Yellow Stone Flies

All month

Early to Mid AM & Late PM

Brown Stone Flies

All month

Early to Mid AM & Late PM

Golden Stone Flies

All month

Dawn to Early AM & Dusk

Dun Caddis

All month

E to M AM - L PM to Dusk

Speckled Grey-Brown Caddis

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Grey-Brown and Green Caddis

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Mottled Brown and Green Caddis

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Dark Dun and Black Caddis

Late

Late PM

Dark Dun and Yellow Caddis

Late

Late PM to Dusk

Black or Black and Dark Dun

Late

Late PM

Caddis

Late

Late PM to Dusk

Dark Dun & Yellow Caddis

All month

AM & Late PM & Dusk

Midges

All month

AM to Dusk

Terrestrials

All month

AM to Dusk

 

 

 

July-August

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late)

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.)

Light Cahill

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Orange Spinner

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Dun Variant

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Trico

Both months

Early to mid AM

Little Dark Olive

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Yellow Stone Flies

July & August

Early AM & Late PM

Brown Stone Flies

July

Early AM & Late PM

Golden Stone Flies

Both months

Dawn to Early Am & Dusk

Dun Caddis

Both months

Early Am & Late PM to Dusk

Speckled Grey-Brown Caddis

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Grey-Brown and Green Caddis

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Mottled Brown and Green Caddis

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Dark Dun and Yellow Caddis

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Tan Caddis

Both months

Late PM to Dusk

Midges

Both months

AM & Late PM to Dusk

Terrestrials

Both months

All Day

 

 

September

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late)

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.)

Light Cahill

Early to Mid

Late PM to Dusk

Orange Spinner

Early

Late PM to Dusk

Dun Variant

Early

Late PM to Dusk

Trico

Early

Early to Late AM

Little Dark Olive

All month

Late PM to Dusk

Tiny Olive

Mid to Late

Mid Day & PM

Yellow Stone Flies

Early

Early

Golden Stone Flies

Early

Early

Dun Caddis

All month

Mid AM to Late PM

Large Ginger Caddis

All month

Dawn & Dusk

Mottled Tan/Brown & Yellow Caddis

All month

Early to Mid PM

Midges

All month

AM & Late PM to Dusk

Terrestrials

All month

All Day

 

 

 

 

October-November

 

Common name

or descriptive name

Time of Month

(Early, Mid, Late) 

Time of Day

(Early, Mid, Late AM.-PM.)

Tiny Olive 

Oct. - Early Nov. 

Mid Day & PM 

Blue Quill 

Mid Oct. - Late Nov. 

Late Am to Mid PM 

Blue Winged Olive 

Oct. - Mid Nov. 

Mid Day to Mid PM 

Sulphur Dun

Oct. - Early Nov.

Mid Day to Mid PM

Dun Caddis 

Both Months 

Late AM to Late PM 

Large Ginger Caddis 

Early & Mid Oct. 

Dawn & Dusk 

Mottled Tan/Brown & Yellow Caddis

Oct. to Mid Nov. 

Early to Mid PM 

Midges

All Month 

Mid AM to Late PM 

 

 

 

 

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