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The Cadillac, Michigan fishing opportunities that anglers can expect are awesome and include an array of fish species.

Both Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell have plenty of crappie, bluegills, perch, walleye, northern pike, large and small mouth bass.

Attractions include Adventure Island, Ski and Golf Resorts, carriage rides, & wineries. Make your next destination Cadillac Michigan!

Lake Cadillac

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

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 REPORT 

FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP
SUNDAY  JULY  23,  2017  

Just as the early bird catches the worm, the early worm catches the fish.  You're going to have to get your butt out of bed and on the water before the heat of the sun gets too hot.  There are certainly fish that will bite afterwards but it definitely slows down from about 11 am until the sun starts to get lower in the sky during the evening.

Good numbers of eating sized Bluegills and Sunfish are being caught in the deeper weed beds.  Try searching for them out in the mouth of Big and Small coves on Lake Mitchell.  Crappies are still being caught on both lakes but most of the focus seems to be in the deeper water on the East end of Lake Cadillac.

Pike and Bass are abundant and everyone's catching them.  Casting over your favorite weed bed for Pike and along docks for Bass during the first hours of the morning has been lots of fun with good action.

Walleye fishing has been kind of hit and miss.  The anglers doing the best have been trolling Rapala's or on windy days drifting with crawler harnesses.  We've had a few reports of some being caught in the middle of the night in shallower water as well.

Makenna, Sydney and Kayleigh Shifflett weren't messing around while they were on vacation.  They were definitely out fishing the boys this week.

 

The 6th Annual Pilgrim Village Free Summer Fishing Contest started May 27th and runs to September 11th.

RULES:

    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 7/23/17

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:                                 11 3/8", 1.19lb

Sunfish:                                10", .81lb

Perch:                                   11 7/8", .68lb

Crappie:                                12 5/8", 1.12lb

Bullhead:                               14 5/8", 1.81lb

Dogfish:                                 29 1/2", 9.28lb

 

 

 

 

Wondering about live bait?  We carry:

- Perch minnows

- Sucker minnows

- Golden Shiners

- Wax Worms

- Red and White spikes

- Spawn

- Night Crawlers

- Leafworms

- Dillys

And to keep your exotic pets alive we carry:

- Crickets

- Mealworms

- Superworms