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Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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After checking out the cicada mania website, it looks like this brood is gonna be confined to a pretty small area of western PA:
From Pittsburgh north to I-80. And stretching eastward to around Indiana.
Missing the Laurel Highlands area


Cicadas don't like infertile soils. They probably never occur in the real mountainous areas in the Laurel Highlands.

I've seen this here in Centre and Clinton Counties. The cicadas are thick where the soils are good. Where the soil is thin, rocky, and acidic, you don't find cicadas.




Posted on: 3/8 16:21


Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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dryflyguy wrote:
After checking out the cicada mania website, it looks like this brood is gonna be confined to a pretty small area of western PA:
From Pittsburgh north to I-80. And stretching eastward to around Indiana.
Missing the Laurel Highlands area


Cicadas don't like infertile soils. They probably never occur in the real mountainous areas in the Laurel Highlands.

I've seen this here in Centre and Clinton Counties. The cicadas are thick where the soils are good. Where the soil is thin, rocky, and acidic, you don't find cicadas.



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Actually, they emerged in the Laurel Highlands two years ago - although they were very spotty.
I remember driving in certain areas - seeing and hearing them. Then suddenly, it got quiet and I'd see none for awhile. Then suddenly, I'd start seeing them again.
You're soil fertility factor would certainly help explain why that was.

I did find fishable emergences of them along certain sections of Laurel Hill and Dunbar Creeks - and the Yough River

Posted on: 3/8 17:22


Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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SRC and Lake Arthur?

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Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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SRC and Lake Arthur?


Yes. Neshannock, too.

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Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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I'm also thinking they will be east a bit - buffalo, mahoning - and maybe loyalhanna creeks

Posted on: 3/13 9:39


Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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Last time this brood emerged the area around California PA and was polluted with them.

Posted on: 3/13 11:12


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The link I put up in my earlier post listed the counties and towns with the densest hatches >

Pennsylvania Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Lawrence, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland.

Pennsylvania Cities: Apollo, Baden, Beaver, Burgettstown, Center Township, Cheswick, Chippewa, Cranberry, Economy Boro, Ellwood City, Fawn Township, Finnleyville, Freedom, Gilpin, Greensburg, Harmony, Hopewell, Indiana, Midland, Natrona Heights, New Brighton, Pittsburgh, Robinson Township, Rochester, Sewickley, Shelocta, West Deer, and more.


Link to source >https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/br ... a-ohio-and-west-virginia/

Posted on: 3/13 11:25


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Seems like there might be some warmwater opportunities.

Some of you must remember the last time this brood came around.

Did you find some good fishing?

If so, where?



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Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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Last time I fished them was above Ingleby on Penns......Used a small Hedgehog....... It’s a Western Fly used to imitate a Salmon Fly..... The western trout also are intimidated by a bigger size Fly...

Posted on: 3/13 20:35


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So where are the cicadas. Anyone seeing them around.

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Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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I haven't seen or heard anything yet.

They'll supposed to start appearing mid to late may.
But the weather has been kinda cool.
And I think soil temperature affects emergence time

Posted on: 5/17 18:47


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Just saw a report on the local news that they're emerging in a Pittsburgh suburb

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They are in full swing north of Pittsburgh. Harmony, Ellwood City area.

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Yeah, in full swing. This is in Armstrong County

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Re: Plague of Locusts Coming

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Those are super fresh looking. Hatching in cranberry township in southern butler county. Hoping they make their way up to lake Arthur soon. SRC has been unfishable for most of May. Anyone else seeing them around northern butler and Lawrence counties?

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