PILGRIM VILLAGE RESORT AND FISHING SHOP
181 S. Lake Mitchell Dr. - Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: 231-775-5412 - Email: email@example.com
FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
The warm temperatures are finally here, cool evenings, warm days. This is heaven. Spring has passed and so has the easy catch, any time, any where. Fish early, fish late for the best success.
The warmer weather hasn't affected bass fishing. They seem to be hungry all the time. Bobber fishing with crawlers or leeches is almost a sure thing. Tricking them on artificials is even more fun. Put out a surface bait from your tackle box and see what happens.
Everyone wants to catch walleyes. Both lakes have been stocked with plenty of them. However, they're on vacation. It's been slow. It's been one here or there. No patttern. Mostly accidental catches on leeches or crawlers.
No shortage of crappies. Close to limits of 8 to 10 inchers are common. Mornings they're close to the surface, the top 3 or 4 feet. If you over sleep, fish deep.
Some bluegill anglers are finding gills and sunfish in the reeds on Mitchell. These are those big black rascals with a touch of red at the gills. Big and strong some call them roaches.
Pilgrim Village Free Fishing Contest as of Sunday July 20th.
Large Mouth Bass 20 1/4" 4.01 lb. Shawn McConnell
Small Mouth Bass 20 1/4" 4.60lb. Bob Whitaker
Northern Pike 33 1/3" 8.17lbs. Mike Barnhart
Walleye 27 1/4" 5.73 lbs. Ryan Helmboldt
Bluegill 10 7/8" .97 lb. Chris Ball
Sunfish 9 1/2" .68lb. John Culp
Perch 12 1/8" .63 Gordon Reed
Crappie 13 1/2" 1.12lb. Doug Moore
Bullhead 14 1/2" 1.56lb. Jim Gross
Dogfish 28 1/4" 8.11lbs. David Bassett
The Trevor Alexander group caught a 9 1/2" sun- Vacationing on Lake Mitchell Dave Zammit caught
fish weighing a .63 lb. A tie with John Culps 9 1/2." and released a 33", 8.04 Northern. Just one of
However tie breaking rules, John's weighed .68 lbs. many he caught.
Both great fish.
Proud of his Lake Mitchell Large Mouth, Brody Look at the sunfish Araeya Clark caught fishing on
Gothard holds 18 1/2", 3.48 pound he caught. Lake Cadillac. It was 8 1/2 inches and weighed
half a pound.
Starting Friday , July 18
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