Lake Cadillac is located in Wexford County in the town of Cadillac Michigan. Lake Cadillac is one of the premier fishing and all-sports lakes in the West central lower peninsula. This lake is absolutely one of the best vacation lakes around. The lake is not feel busy even though it is an active lake. The fishing on Cadillac is very good all year round. The winter pan-fish and pike fishing is solid and traditional methods like tip ups work well. The spring/summer bite for pan-fish, bass, walleye and pike is very reliable. Lake Cadillac has good populations of all these species. The "Right" information for the fishing as well as all your tackle needs is at Pilgrim's Village resort and Bait shop. The Sands Resort and Sunset Shores Resort are both located directly on the Lake! The Days Inn and Adventure Island Water-park is just a quarter mile down M-115. The place to eat is Lakeside Charlie's with great food and outdoor dining and a great water-view! For weekly fishing reports and lodging contact information visit the Cadillac destination page at www.fishermansdigest.com John Bergsma-Host
Lake Mitchell is located in Wexford County in the town of Cadillac Michigan. Lake Mitchell is absolutely one of the best pure fishing lakes anywhere in lower Michigan. The lake is connected to its sister lake (Cadillac) by a waterway and boat access back and forth is very easy. The winter pan-fish and pike fishing is solid and traditional methods like tip ups work well. The spring/summer bite for pan-fish, bass, walleye and pike is very reliable. Lake Mitchell has very good populations of all these species. The "Right" information for the fishing as well as all your tackle needs is at Pilgrim's Village resort and Bait shop located right on the shores of Lake Mitchell. The Sands Resort and Sunset Shores Resort are both located a short distance from the public launch ramp. The Days Inn and Adventure Island Water-park is just a quarter mile down M-115. The place to eat is Lakeside Charlie's with great food and drinks as well as outdoor dining and a great water-view! directly on Lake Mitchell. For weekly fishing reports and lodging information visit the Cadillac destination page at www.fishermansdigest.com John Bergsma-Host
|Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac|
FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
Summer vacation is over and the kids are back to school. Back to the normal routine and dodging school busses. It's getting to the time where we start thinking about the upcoming hunting seasons of small game, deer and ducks. But don't forget about fishing, some of the best opportunities are on our doorstep. King Salmon are the dominating fish on anglers radar right now. Fishermen are still catching them out in Lake Michigan all along the coast. Many fish are being taken from Manistee Lake and Betsie Lake by those vertical jigging them and some are catching them off from the piers casting spoons. But most of them are being caught out of the rivers. The Betsie River starts a little earlier and has been the hottest place, but the Manistee River is not far behind. Salmon are starting to be caught at Tippy Dam more regularly and the best is yet to come.
Don't forget about fishing the inland lake though. Some of the best fishing opportunities for big Pike, Walleye and Bass is yet to come. Often times in the fall you can have the whole lake to yourself as everybody else is off hunting or taking care of autumn chores.
There is only one week left in the 6th Annual Pilgrim Village Free Summer Fishing Contest. Usually during the last week we get some last minute entries to take the win in the last hours. We hope to see you in this week with some new monsters.
The 6th Annual Pilgrim Village Free Summer Fishing Contest started May 27th and runs to September 11th.
1. NO ENTRY FEE!
2. Fish must be caught in Michigan. All Michigan laws and regulations apply.
3. Prizes will be awarded by length. (Ties determined by weight)
4. No frozen fish, sunken eyes or white gills accepted.
5. You must allow a picture of you with your fish for verification. (Pictures will be used on our website with contest standings)
6. Fish must be measured at Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop.
7. All prizes will be awarded in the form of Gift Certificates. (not good for licenses)
8. You may win only ONE category.
9. You are responsible for your own safety and property.
Current Standings as of 9/4/17
Largemouth Bass: 20 3/4", 4.21lb
Smallmouth Bass: 21 7/8", 5.95lb
Northern Pike: 38 1/2", 12.08lb
Walleye: 29", 6.34lb
Bluegill: 12 1/2", 1.78lb
Sunfish: 10", .81lb
Perch: 12", .68lb
Crappie: 13 3/4", 1.19lb
Bullhead: 14 5/8", 1.81lb
Dogfish: 29 1/2", 9.28lb
These are the current fish to beat.
Largemouth Bass: Eviney Vanderswag 20 3/4" 4.21lbs. Smallmouth Bass: Mike Walsh 21 7/8" 5.95lbs.
Northern Pike: Nathan Solomon 38 1/2" 12.08lbs. Walleye: Chris Reed 29" 6.34lbs.
Bluegill: Fred Kline 12 1/2" 1.78lbs. Sunfish: Mandie Baird 10" .81lbs.
Perch: Eric Baller 12" .68lbs. Crappie: Tim Johnson 13 3/4" 1.19lbs.
Bullhead: John Gray 14 5/8" 1.81lbs. Dogfish: Devin Miller 29 1/2" 9.28lbs.
Wondering about live bait? We carry:
- Perch minnows
- Sucker minnows
- Golden Shiners
- Wax Worms
- Red and White spikes
- Night Crawlers
And to keep your exotic pets alive we carry: