Got this out of the Peoria (Illinois) newspaper. Lots of fish bait available next year. Cicada summer ahead If this year's relatively minor emergence of cicadas is getting on your nerves, you'd better make other plans for next summer. That's when we can expect a huge emergence of 17-year cicadas according to Forest Park Nature Center naturalist Christina Kiefer, who had an informative article in the latest issue of Tracks and Trails. Kiefer recalled that in 1990 the huge numbers of cicadas led to cicada-eating contests and even the creation of cicada jewelry.