Chattahoochee River, AL Fly Hatch Chart

The following charts provides a detailed list of Chattahoochee River hatches throughout the year—including recommend fly patterns and sizes. The most popular hatches and fly patterns include Blue Wing Olive (BWO), Yellow Drake and Caddis.

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Chattahoochee River Hatch Chart

The Chattahoocheek River is a year round fishery that offers excellenting fly fishing opportunities. In the spring Black Caddis hatches take center stage and nymph fishing begins to pick up. Mid spring Sulphur hatches appear in the Delayed Harvest section.

As summer hits, and the heat roles in, terrestials make their entrance with a Japanese beetle hatch, and the apperance of ants and hoppers. Blue Winged Olive hatches that were strong through winter and spring continue to pop up from time to time througout the summer.

The predominant hatches during fall include Blue Winged Olives and Caddis. As the weather cools, and winter sets in, Midges and Black Stone Flies are the main hatches anglers should be aware off. Woolly Buggers and baitfish imitations are also effective during the winter months.

InsectSizeBeginEndDry Fly PatternsWet Fly Patterns
Caddis14-18MarchJuneAdams, Elk Hair Caddis, Royal WulffHare's Ear Nymph, Lafontaine Pupae, Prince Nymph, Z-Wing Caddis
Blue Wing Olive16-24JanuaryDecemberParachute Adams, Sparkle Dun, Compara Dun, AdamsPheasant Tail Nymph, Zug Bug, Hare's Ear Nymph, Barr Emerger
Yellow Drake12JulyFebruaryParachute Adams, Compara Dun, Sparkle DunPheasant Tail Nymph, Hare's Ear Nymph, Barr Emerger
Sulphur18-20AprilAugustParachute Adams, Compara Dun, Schroeder's HopperPheasant Tail nymph
Stonefly6-16JanuaryJuneStimulator, Royal Trude, Elk Hair CaddisKaufmann's Stone
Midges16-24JanuaryDecemberGriffith's Gnat, Adams, Fitzsimmon's Midge, Bett's EmergerBrassie, Serendipity
Cranefly6-12JulyFebruarySchroeder's Hopper, Jack Dennis Cranefly, Scalley CraneflyStimulator-Peacock, Hare's Ear Nymph, Pheasant Tail nymph
Scud12-18JanuaryDecemberHare's Ear Nymph, Kaufmann's Scud
Sowbug12-16JanuaryDecemberHare's Ear Nymph, Kaufmann's Scud
Terrestrials6-16MayFebruaryPara-ant, Foam Beetle, Dave's Hopper, Royal WulffHardbody Ant, Wooly Worm, Pfitzer Special
Crayfish4-8JanuaryDecemberWooly Bugger, Borger Crayfish, Beadhead Leach
Shad/Herring8-12JanuaryMarchWooly Bugger, Clouser, Pearl Zonker, Brer Rabbit
Sculpin8-12JanuaryDecemberWool-head Sculpin, Whitlock Sculpin