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General RegionPennsylvania
Specific LocationSouth Central PA
Time of Daylate morning to late afternoon
Fish CaughtBrowns, Rainbows, Brookies
Conditions & HatchesSunny, warm, breezy. Cicadas

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MartinlfJune 25th, 2021, 2:54 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
After a couple of weeks of driving, listening, and testing the waters my buddy Bill and I finally found fish rising to cicadas. We caught good numbers of fish and a few fish in the high teens, with one over twenty inches. It felt good to have all the work finally pay off.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TroutnutJune 25th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Congratulations! Fishing cicadas sounds like awesome fun.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
MartinlfJune 25th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Thanks, Jason. In 2008 we had epic fishing on the Little Juniata. Everybody's been looking for a spot to fish this year's brood (Brood X, previously hatching in 2004), but it's been hard to find the right combination of bugs and good water. It also took a while for the fish to find the bugs and to know what to do with them. Last week the fish weren't responsive. This week seems to have been the right one. It will be over soon, though.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PartsmanJune 26th, 2021, 9:40 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Sounds like fun, I haven’t seen any and since I have a pretty good case of tinnitus I doubt I would hear them. My folks will be visiting from Arizona for two weeks so I may look at some night time mousing when I get back to it.
Have fun, Mike.

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