Anglers loving all those cicadas


They began to show up in this area at the end of May, and within the past couple weeks, their pronounced clicking, rattling sound has been heard by just about anybody who has ventured outside.

There are 12 broods of cicadas — a two to three inch-long black and orange-colored beetle with flies — and each appears across a variety of Eastern and Midwestern states at 17-year intervals.

This is the year for the Brood X (or Brood 10) cicada, which last appeared here back in 2004 and won’t appear again here until 2038.

Fishermen who use imitation cicada fly patterns, cicada lures, and the live insects themselves as bait, are hoping to capitalize on the current cicada frenzy, which lasts only six weeks and will end in early to mid-July.

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