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FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL

FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015

 

 

Many have been following the Pilgrim Village spearing contest where the standings often change on a daily basis.  Although the contest ends January 31st, spearing season doesn't end until March 15th.  There's plenty of time to spear a trophy or a delicious meal.

The Cadillac Chapter of the Michigan Dark House Association and the Carl T. Hohnson Fishing Hunting Center are sponsoring a seminar on Saturday, January 31, 2015 by MDAA President, Mike Holmes.  The Michigan Spear Fishing, 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.  Meet the "Pres", guest spesker from Iron Mountain.

The next Cadillac Chapter Meeting is Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00 P.M. at Carl T. Hunting & Fishing Center.

Pike Spearing Standings as of 1/25/2015

                           First Place                         Tom Ryster                          41 1/4", 16.14 lbs.

                           Second Place                     John Brooks                        37 7/8", 9.5 lbs.

                           Third Place                         Boone Williams                   36 5/8", 12.2 lbs.

                           Fourth Place                       Greg Sokowski                   35 7/8", 9.1 lbs.

                            Fifth Place                          Joe Brooks                         35", 10.31 lbs.

Youth Division

                             First Place                         Marissa Brooks                     28 3/4", 4.85 lbs.

                             Second Place                    Rodney Sanders                     27 7/8", 3.10 lbs.

Other Division

                              Bowfin                                Thomas Brooks                     31", 10.9 lbs.

 

Those with cameras see crappies and gills charge to their bait, look then turn away.  The Panfish have not been aggressive. Those catching must use the lightest line and smallest jigs possible, tipping them with spikes.  Try a subtle jiggle then allow your bait to be still.

Plastics for panfish are gaining popularity.  Used properly they've out fished live bait.  Representatives from Jr's Jig Tails, Vexilar, and ice fishing Pro's Bill Ising and Jerry Lawhead present the first Free Fishing Weekend Ice Fishing Seminar.  They'll be covering everything from jigs to bait, to floats, and ice safety.  The Free Ice Fishing Seminar and Youth Ice Fishing Derby starts at 9:00 A.M.Saturday, February 14th at the Carl T Johnson Hunting Fishing Center.

 

            Look out pike.  The team of Dunbar and Reed did it     Fishing tip-ups instead of spearing, Marcus Jurik,

             again.  Their limits ranged from 28" to 34".                    his brother and cousin caught a healthy 31" Lake

                                                                                                 Mitchell pike.

 

 

                      Jason Gross proudly shows off the Lake Mitchell         Emma Baker hold the 30 1/2" Northern

                       walleye he caught.  We don't see many this big--          over 6 pounds she caught on Lake Mitchell.

                        27", 7 pounds.

 

30th North American Snow Festival

ICE FISHING CONTEST

Saturday, February 7, 2015

 

You must have a $5.00 NASF BUTTON to be eligible.

Your button number must be registered at any of these Sponsors:

MC Sports or Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop.

The NASF Button is good for all Snow Fest Events and Raffle Prizes.

Win a prize for the largest Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, Pike or Walleye.

All participants will be entered for prize drawings at the

Cadillac Junior High School located at 500 S. Chestnut St.

 

Receive contest rules when you register at any one of these Sponsors:

MC Sports or Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop.

 

You must be entered by 10:00 A.M. of February 7th and have a $5.00 NASF Button.

 

Bring in your catch to the Cadillac Junior High School

 

Contest begins at 8 A.M. and ends at 3:00 P.M. Februqary 7, 2015.

 

ALL PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT 3:30 P.M. at the Cadillac Junior High School

 

 

 

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 Lake Mitchell Map                            Lake Cadillac Map

 

Check Out

bucsfishingreport.com

Captain Dave Deforest website at

http://www.salmonslammin.com

 

Michigan's Hooks and Bullets Magazine at

www.hooksandbullets.com

 

For BBT Tournament standings go to

www.bbtbass.com

 

For The Tear Drop Bass Tournament standings go to

www.teardropbass.com

 

 

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