Had a client out on the James River yesterday. The water is looking good and finally warming up from the hot weather. Cicada hatch has been going bonkers for awhile now. The smallmouth bass have been eating the cicadas that have been dying or just couldn’t quite make it across the river. We tossed a few different cicada patterns that I tie and the bass were looking up, sipping the fly off the surface. The average bass we caught was 14 to 16 inches fat and healthy. We stuck a few bigger guys that came unbuttoned but had a awesome day catching bass on top.