FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP – July 1, 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is July already! Looks like it will continue to be in the mid 80’s for the rest of the Holiday week. Sounds like perfect weather to spend some time on the water.

If you’re looking to do some fishing this week it’s probably best to stick to the mornings and evenings to avoid the extreme heat and the recreational boating traffic. There will be lots of extra boats, jets skis and kayaks on the lakes so be mindful. Panfish have been good for both Bluegills and Crappie. Bluegills are starting to move into deeper water, fish for them about a foot off the bottom in weed beds from 6-12 foot deep. Just a basic worm or leach under a slip bobber should do the trick. Crappie have been in deeper water suspended about half way down in about 14 foot of water. You’re going to want to be using minnows and start setting your bobber about 5-6′ down from the surface.

Walleye fishing continues to do well. Most of the fish are being caught on live bait, trolling crawler harnesses. Some anglers are also using leaches under a slip bobber or on a jigs as well. Target the outside edges of weed lines in 10-17′ of water. If you’re going to troll crawler harnesses the magic speed seems to be just fast enough to barely make the blades turn.

Pike and Bass fishing has been good lately. Not much size to the Pike but they make up for it in quantity. Most of them are of just legal size but they’re still exciting to catch. Spinnerbaits and weedless spoons like Johnson Silver Minnows are great lures to use as they seem to be able to deflect of weeds easier so you spend more time fishing and less time getting unsnagged and pulling weeds of your hooks. We’ve seen some nice heavier Largemouth Bass come in lately. They seem to finally be putting on some weight now that they’ve recouped from spawning. The anglers targeting them have been mainly using soft plastics like wacky worms of swim baits, but many are being caught on accident by just about anything with a hook in it. Bluegill fishermen are catching them on their worms and having them attack their bobbers, Walleye anglers are catching them on crawler harnesses, and those fishing Crappies are catching Bass on their minnows as well. Chances are whatever you’re fishing for you’ll probable catch a Bass as well.

We’re starting to hear some rumors of Summer run Steelhead also known as Skamania being caught off the Piers on Lake Michigan. Soon they will be making their way up river and we’ll be seeing them caught there too.

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Don't forget to get your 2018 Fishing Licenses. 2017 Licenses expire at the end of Saturday March 31! I'm sure the Law Enforcement Division of DNR will be checking on Sunday...

New Tags are Orange this year, any of the Green ones in your wallet will be expired.
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Dont forget to get your 2018 Fishing Licenses.  2017 Licenses expire at the end of Saturday March 31!  Im sure the Law Enforcement Division of DNR will be checking on Sunday...

New Tags are Orange this year, any of the Green ones in your wallet will be expired.

 

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Hey Berton Falbe Dale Goodrich

Not true about the new ones being orange. My old and new are both same color green.

Thank you

I print out my own license. I buy it online and print two copies. One I leave in my tackle box and one in my wallet. Costs the same but they don't give you an extra copy at the bait shop.

Ethan Cox ☺

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5 months ago

Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop

ICE REPORT: Wednesday, 2/28/18
Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell
There's two guys fishing on Lake Cadillac, one was on his way to the middle of the lake and the other is throwing a baitcaster off the end of the canal. I cut a few holes off Big cove on Lake Mitchell, there was a dozen guys fishing over there, about 8" of clear ice but it is getting really soft. I think it is safe to say it's ok to put your ice fishing gear in storage.
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Doesnt look like we are going to have an ice problem for the walleye opener like years past!

Just went through and packed it all up last night. Was a great season!!

NO!

Jeff Shaver

Vance Leigh Vollmar

Wad on Cadillac off Kenwood last night. Top half auger just blew right through and made a jagged hole. Only 4 or 5 inches of good solid ice

Mike Tower

Big thank you goes to you Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop for the ice updates for the season. I think it’s really awesome y’all take the time to go check the ice! Us weekend fisherman really appreciate what you do because we don’t get out on the ice that much an it’s nice to check your page to see what the lakes are doing. 👌👍

Christopher Bolin

Adam Russ

Matt Haack

Kory Browning here you go

Any good ice by the coves on Mitchell?

Anybody still getting out on the ice?

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5 months ago

Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop

ICE REPORT: Monday, 2/26/18
Lake Mitchell & Lake Cadillac
Well boys and girls it's starting to get a little warm out there. As of today we have from 9-12" of ice on the lakes. The shoreline of Lake Mitchell is still holding up but there are cracks forming in many places. Lake Cadillac is really starting to erode away at the canal, but is still accessible from Kenwood Park.

We'll try and post another report Wednesday.
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Please keep us updated. Coming up Thursday if it holds

How's the fishing

That yellow shanty they gusse when it's gana fall through fell through over the weekend

our ice on PM is unsafe. Probally come over where i grew up at. Fish right behind ya or at kenwood park. Hope the ice is good come saturday. Will call to find out.

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5 months ago

Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop

ICE REPORT: Wednesday 2/21/18
Lakes Mitchell & Cadillac
We're still in pretty good shape even after all the rain on Tuesday. Shorelines still seem to be holding up except for along the causeway on M-115.
Lake Cadillac:
Kenwood Park 12"
Lake Mitchell:
Big Cove 10 1/2"
Mitchell State Park 13"
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Travis Matthews let's go

Tyler Schmidt Hunter Rose

Tyler Maurer

Awsome! Thank you

Alie Press

Jim Brown

Thank You for sharing

Thanks y’all!

Munro Travis 😁

Derek Dickerson, Scott Lutterloh

How's the fishing on Cadillac?

Where's a good depth to be fishing in on this lake never been and headed up now to try her out.

We heading up to finally see u on the ice

Taylor Hooper you catching fish on the lake or at Stopless?

Any updates on the ice conditions?

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5 months ago

Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop

Apparently it was a good day to get out fishing today! Some nice fish came through the door this Monday. Makes me wish I went out fishing today...

Aaron Seelhoff with a 36 1/4", 11.33lb Higgins Lake Pike.

Mike Bruck, Joe Gross and Gary Becker made the trip from Lansing and all got their limits of Crappie from Lake Cadillac.

Tristain Reed got a nice 36 3/4", 11.75lb Pike from Rose Lake.
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Apparently it was a good day to get out fishing today!  Some nice fish came through the door this Monday.  Makes me wish I went out fishing today...

Aaron Seelhoff with a 36 1/4, 11.33lb Higgins Lake Pike.

Mike Bruck, Joe Gross and Gary Becker made the trip from Lansing and all got their limits of Crappie from Lake Cadillac.

Tristain Reed got a nice 36 3/4, 11.75lb Pike from Rose Lake.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Nick Bowers

Jon Donehoo

Mike Tower

#FATBOYJIGS #EAGLEONEBAITCO products & #TNTJIGS always bring the fish topside.

Maxx Marriott Jacob Snyder this is the place I’ve told you about, I’ve fished here.

Tyler Engle

Brendan O'DonnellChristian J. Schofield

Looks like old picture of crappie seen that picture month ago

That picture is today I did plenty of live videos.

Kyle Enfield

Brett Richey

Better hurry and fish it looks like this might be the last week.. If ai marked them tonight they came top side.

Chuck Eady Mike Vander Baan

Ruben Avila

Justin 👍

Tony Maddox Gabe Maddox

Brad Phelps Gary Smith need not go far for some winter hogs.

Anyone got ice report?

Mike Richardson Arren McCormick

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