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PERIODICAL CICADA FISHING

The best topwater sight fishing on Earth

THE BUGS

Periodical cicadas are insects of the genus Magicicada. Native to the eastern United States, these bugs are organized into 15 different broods that emerge in either 13- or 17-year intervals. Each brood has a very specific geographic range, and the timelines of each brood are temporally staggered such that one emerges about seven out of every 10 years somewhere in the country.

 

When these insects emerge, they do so by the billions, creating a deafening buzz and incredible food source for a variety of fish and wildlife for about a month, sometime between late April and late June, depending on geography.

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TOPWATER SIGHT FISHING

We have been chasing and fishing periodical cicada hatches since 2013, and have been guiding them since 2021, in an effort to bring our clients some of the best and most memorable topwater sight fishing on the planet.

Specifically, we aim to target carp during periodical cicada hatches, as the incredible amount of insect biomass that collects on the surface during these awe-inspiring events provides opportunities to catch numbers of these big, strong fish on surface flies.

BOOKING PRACTICES

Because of the variance in geographic distribution of the different periodical cicada broods, our trips rates and booking practices vary from year to year.

If you're interested in this program and event, give us a call, and we'll keep you abreast of our plans and upcoming hatches.

*Note: We are currently taking bookings and inquiries for the spring 2024 Brood XIX hatch. Inquire for more info.

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