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Re: cicadas 2013
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Here in Adams County we had our big 17 year emergence in 1987 and 2004 and I had the pleasure of fishing both "hatches." The emergence, however, was spotty. In 04 the bugs were extremely thick in the immediate Gettysburg area but some parts of the county (mainly up on South Mountain) didn't seem to have 'em - at least I didn't see/hear them. That year class was very heavy in parts of Frederick Co MD as well.
Anyway, according to my fishing journal, I first saw the cicadas that year on May 14 on the battlefield and they were around until June 20th. For those of you in areas expecting cicadas this year, I'd keep an eye out and have enough flies tied in the next couple weeks.

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Yup. Not far from you. Down near Lansdale. I have never tried to target them on the EB Perk, but I am familiar with that section of the EB. I have fished it for stockies many times over the years.


Fish it from the Sellersville dam upstream to the Dairy Queen. (Lenape Park). I think there are more carp than bass in there on some days!

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If anyone has a chance to fish the cicadas it's worth every second of it.

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Here in Adams County we had our big 17 year emergence in 1987 and 2004 and I had the pleasure of fishing both "hatches." The emergence, however, was spotty. In 04 the bugs were extremely thick in the immediate Gettysburg area but some parts of the county (mainly up on South Mountain) didn't seem to have 'em - at least I didn't see/hear them. That year class was very heavy in parts of Frederick Co MD as well.


This corresponds to what I saw in central PA. The cicadas seem to be mainly where the soils are fertile. And not so much in the mountainous areas where the soils are rocky, infertile, acidic.

But check this out when the emergence begins, to see if this really is the pattern. In the interest of science, and fishing!

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Troutbert I thought the cicada was thick as hell in central pa in the mountain areas

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What color will the cicadas be? And about how big? I wasn't really aware of much 17 years ago... I was 7. Lol. Will these be the black ones with orangish wings and eyes? I don't tie flies, so I'm planning to buy a few cicada patterns just to be prepared.

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Or... if anybody has a reliable 17 year cicada pattern that they tie, I'd be interested in buying some.

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Will these be the black ones with orangish wings and eyes?


Yes.
There's a thread in the Fly Tying forum "Periodical Cicadas" that shows some patterns and describes the insect.

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About when do they start hatching?

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My question is how do we know these wont be a flop like the ones in Adams and Cumberland last year or the year before? Is it the brood number? Or could it be virtuaslly non-existent?

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My question is how do we know these wont be a flop like the ones in Adams and Cumberland last year or the year before? Is it the brood number? Or could it be virtuaslly non-existent?




Brood II 2013 (2030)

Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, and Wyoming Counties; last emerged in 1996

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/periodical-cicada

Boom or bust? Only the Shadow knows...

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Some of the broods have small numbers, others have big numbers. This is one of the biggies.

But as we've discussed, the cicadas are not evenly distributed. So, within the counties mentioned, it will vary. Some places will have huge numbers, some areas few, some areas none at all.

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