Cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2021

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Anglers are expecting a fisherman’s paradise toward the end of May in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge after a 17-year slumber and the high-protein insects are delicious food for a variety of fish.

Eric Hussar of Lewisburg, a commissioner with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, is looking forward to the cicada hatch.

He said you can catch trout and bass with these insects. “Any type of predatory fish will eat them,” Hussar said, recalling the last time he fished during an emergence of cicadas.

“It’s like a steak to these fish. Like a big filet mignon,” he said