catching live cicadas for bait

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catching live cicadas for bait

Post by fisho999 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:26 pm

hey all,
how would I go about catching live cicadas for bait?

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Re: catching live cicadas for bait

Post by fishingvic » Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:30 am

Wait for a hot day... hear their mating call...climb tree... catch cicada!
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Re: catching live cicadas for bait

Post by fisho999 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:28 am

Haha, tried that before. I remember one night i walked along my drive way and there was hundreds that had dropped out of the trees. Don’t know if that happens a lot or if it doesn’t but I might go out one night and try to get some.

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Re: catching live cicadas for bait

Post by ducky » Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:00 pm

What's the benefit? Pain to keep alive and Less work throwing a cicada lure around instead of cicada catching.

Was donging some trout last weekend and over the couple hour sesh watched about 5 cicadas float by on the surface. Didn't see any get hit.

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Re: catching live cicadas for bait

Post by Sebb » Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:24 pm

Never heard of anyone cicada live baiting before.
Be good for aussie bass maybe.
Give it a try and let us know.
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Re: catching live cicadas for bait

Post by brother_stern » Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:12 pm

Not sure about cicadas, but black crickets are good bait. Fished with them in Hopkins River last April, on the way from work at Mortlake and trout loved them.

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