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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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They're on Clarks. At least the stretch of Clarks I fished. They're definitely in the hills as the hills are a roarin' with mating calls. There are some streamside, but not enough to really whip the fish into a frenzy. The trout will eat them as I tossed a few into the stream and set them adrift only to be gobbled up by a willing trout. But it's not a "feeding frenzy". I did catch a few on a cicada fly, but had to work a little for them.

I think the cool spring may have altered their emergence with regards to timing and density.

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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Especially appreciate the closeup of the underside. Nice tie BTW!

Posted on: 2013/6/10 16:28


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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Thanks. That's the Loren Williams tie. Simple and effective.

http://www.lorenwflyfishes.com/tutori ... y-flies/periodical-cicada

Posted on: 2013/6/10 16:43


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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i have not heard one yet.

Posted on: 2013/6/10 18:31
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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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Hopefully I can find some more soon. Tied a few with hopes that they finally get toward the streams!


Not beautiful- among my first flies ever tied now.
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Posted on: 2013/6/12 2:08


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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I finally was working in an area today where I saw a lot of Cicada activity. They were singing all day long and flying around everywhere. I wasn't really near any streams so I couldn't check to see if fish were feeding on them. I was in southern Schuylkill County - south of Schuylkill Haven and in Lebanon County near Fort Indiantown Gap and there were plenty of them around at both locations. I did get a few decent photos of them so I figured I would post them. Here they are.

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Posted on: 2013/6/12 22:49


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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I saw some cicadas as I passed through Tamaqua this afternoon on my way home. They were all over the place when I crested Clamtown Hill on 443. Did not see any where 895 goes over the Little Schuykill but wondering if you might find them somewhere along the LS.

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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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Interesting little critters... cant believe these are 17 years old.

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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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I would think chances are good that there are cicadas somewhere along the L. Skuke. Somebody earlier mentioned about seeing some near New Ringgold. I will be working in southern Schuylkill County on Friday. I might leave early and check the area near Port Clinton, I won't have time to get up to New Ringgold or to fish for that matter.

Posted on: 2013/6/20 22:38


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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I will probably hit the LS above Tamaqua Saturday after I leave the brush up. I'll report back what I see then. I didn't see or hear any this afternoon at Valley Creek. I work outside, mostly in Lower Bucks, and I haven't seen or heard a single one yet this year.

Posted on: 2013/6/21 0:15


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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If you're into smallies, the swattie south of Pine Grove is quite thick with them and they didn't start hatching below town until early last week. They were north of town and in NW Dauphin county for weeks, then all of a sudden exploded between 81 and 443 in southern Schuylkill/ northern Lebanon counties. It's every bit as widespread in this area as it was in 96, maybe more, but this time around localized broods were staggered by a few weeks instead of all at once, creating the illusion of a "bust", but they are here and in the creeks.

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Posted on: 2013/6/21 8:49


Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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Quote:

Fishidiot wrote:
They're certainly out in a few areas but the big 2013 cicada "hatch" in eastern PA appears to have been overblown.

Cicada Bust


Au contraire mon frere. I've heard and seen large swarms of them in numerous locations between the Blue Mountain and my house near Beltzville. Most of their time is spent up high in the canopy but you can certainly hear them. Every day from morning until evening, for weeks now, I can hear their steady, loud call in the woods behind my house Heck, I had lots of them emerge out of the ground at the base of my chestnut and maple trees. Now it seems they're coming back to complete their lifecycle at the base of those trees. My young Drahthaar loves them, crunchy snacks to him.

They've definitely been affected by development in the last 17 years but even the article says they're still superabundant but they're populations can be localized.

They're so abundant near me I've been dying to get some time to fish and toss cicada patterns in several area streams! If I were a local angler I'd definitely give cicada patterns a shot on the Aquashicola, the Pohopoco, Little Schuylkill and Lehigh Rivers

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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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East side of the Lehigh above Glen Onoko just below Rockport there was a steady buzz all afternoon Wednesday.

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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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Hey Ryan,

I Have chased this hatch pretty good. They are not on the Po at all or the Aquashicola. They are on one stream in the area but that is it. I am going to fish the lake on Sunday and will report my findings. With all the freakin people today on the Po, you would have thought they were there.

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Re: Cicadas - A Bust

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The Po, crowded on a Friday afternoon?

Posted on: 2013/6/21 22:29
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