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, AUGUST 23, 2015
Waiting for the August run of King Salmon in the Manistee River? Stock up on Thunder sticks! King Salmon are showing up. Time for heavier line on your spinning reel. Also, there seems to be better numbers of Summer Steelhad then earlier. Often Salmon can be seen jumping over the Coffer heading to Tippy Dam.
Until recently those fishing Lake Michigan found Lake Trout numbers stronger them salmon. Conditions have changed. Current catches consist mainly of three year old King Salmon in the 12 to 16 pound range. Occassionly a lucky angler lands one over 20 pounds. It's getting better every day.
Fishing on Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell continues to be good. No sign of Dog Days of August.
Panfish Anglers continue to cash in on the Crappies on and around the City Dock Area on Lake Cadillac. Sorting is necessary but the 8 to 10 inchers taste good and make a nice pile of fillets.
Good catches of Bluegills are showing up. This time of year, crickets are the majic bait. On Lake Mitchell one spot to try is a couple of football fields out from the Country Club/ Condo Area on the South Side. Bobber fish the 9-10 foot depths where weeds start to thin out. Occassional Walleye are known to be caught in this area.
August 23, 2015 standings for the Pilgrim Village Free Fishing Contest are:
Large Mouth Bass Eddie Soerens 20 7/8", 4.91 Lake Cadillac
Small Mouth Bass Travis DeLagrange 20 1/4", 3.65 Lake Mitchell
Northern Pike Tony Sanku 35 3/4", 6.85 Hodenoyle
Walleye Edward Cummins 27 3/8", 6.85 Lake Mitchell
Bluegill Stephen Platz 11", 14 ounces Pleasant Lake
Sunfish Mike Williams 9 1/4", .72 Lake Cadillac
Perch Tyler Simon 11 3/4", .68 Lake Cadillac
Crappie Larry Klein 13 1/2", 1.70 Lake Cadillac
Bullhead John Howe 14 1/4", 1.63 Lake Mitchell
DogFish (Bowfin) Antonio DeLean 30 1/4", 9.96 Lake Mitchell
Fish of the Week
Fishing Lake Mitchell Paul Vincent landed a 23 7/8, Stephen Platz shows off the 11", .14 oz leading Bluegill.
3.61 Walleye on a Spinner Bait.
With help from his Fishing Buddy, Jon McMahon Another warm weather Large Mouth 19", 3.96 caught
landed a 19 7/8", 5.13 August Large Mouth. by Austin Terry.
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Michigan's Hooks and Bullets Magazine at
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