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TimC

Here in Illinois we are preparing for the 17 year cicada invasion and since I will be in the BWCA in June, I was wondering if you guys get cicadas also and what effect will the invasion have on the fishing?

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Surface Tension

Only cicadas I've seen around here are in my tackle box.

In June you might get into a Mayfly hatch though.

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JAR JAR

I know over her in Northwestern Wi. we get a few but not like when I lived in Illinois. THey can get pretty annoying if you have outdoor activities.

Jar Jar

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JustinG

I haven't seen any Giant Cicada Killers this far north ever. You don't need to worry about them up here. Atleast for now....

Justin

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smallmouthguide

Hey Tim,

Were almost neighbors since I live in Elk Grove, IL. Here's a fast tip for ya. 17 years ago I used the snow shovel to clear the cicadas off the drive. This year I'm gunna try the snow blower.

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MuskyBrian

I'm also in Elk Grove,IL as well..small world...no cicadas yet though here

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smallmouthguide

Hi Brian,

My son just came over and said his friend in Lombard IL says they are comming out at his place. He stuck a rod down the whole and it was 36 inches deep.

His other pal said they were deep frying them and they taste like shrimp.

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Scott M

Minnesota doesn't get periodical cicadas. We have annual or dog-day Cicadas. They won't have any effect on fishing, but in you might hear them buzzing in late July and August.

Good luck in the BWCA.

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Jimfish

I'm in Villa Park Illinois, and i definitely like the idea of the snow blower. Right now they are just starting to all die off and rotting cicada odor is nasty.

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Surface Tension

Thanks, that reminds me of the dreaded Tent Caterpillars.

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chaffmj

I hate those tent caterpillars and that reminds me of a couple of years ago when the so called friendly flies invaded. They wouldn't bite but they were everywhere. People were driving around Big Lake in their boats with fly swatters in their hands. God that was awful. By the way do the caterpillars go thru some kind of a cycle? It has been a few years since I have seen them and weren't they the reason there were so many flies around or is my memory all screwed up.

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MOBY RICHARD*

Was at a State Park a few years ago, and they told us not to kill the, friendly flies , ok so... we let them drive us half nuts until... I saw them roosting and feasting on Racoon feces... they're were also Butterflies on the droppings...Yuuukkkkk! crazy.gif Now I dont like any flies landing on me...

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Surface Tension

Yes the Tent Caterpillars do go in cycles and the flies are around at the same time. I might be wrong but weren't the flies introduced to help control the TP?

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chaffmj

I think you are right Frank. I know I read something about that on the DNR web site awhile back. I do remember they said the flies were so bad because they eat the catapillars and it was one of the worse years for the catapillars.

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