PILGRIM VILLAGE RESORT AND FISHING SHOP
181 S. Lake Mitchell Dr. - Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: 231-775-5412 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP
SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
Another Weekend is history. More fresh snow. A little everyday keeping everything clean and white. Life is good. However most would like to see grass again.
Forgetting the friget temperatures, We're on the tail end of Winter. Fishing isn't as easy as earlier. The fish still eat but are more cautious---or are they smarter? Those fishing with electronics or cameras auger many holes to locate fish then fish. Others cut a hole and wait for the fish to come to them. No question who catches more.
There have been reports of good catches of crappie, pike and even a few walleye from Cadillac and Mitchell. Descent size perch and bluegills have been spotty. Late afternoons have been producing the most fish. Those on the ice in late afternoons and staying an hour after the sun goes down are doing the best,
A few lucky anglers are catching "slab" size crappies in the 12 to 14 inch range. These are larger then a dinner plate. Many of them have been caught on tip-ups. Those fishing for walleye using light line tip-ups baited with walleye size minnows often catch them by accident---or intent. This size is exceptional. Most we see are in the 7 to 10 inch range. Normal good eaters.
Black Crappie Master Angler size; Catch and Release 14", Catch and Keep is 14" and Minimum weight of 1.12 lb.
The 2014 License Structure has changed. "A Base License is reguired for everyone who hunts. It allows for small game hunting and purchasing other hunting licenses. It is not required to purchase a fishing license. Revenue generated under the new license structure will create better recreational opportunities, improve habital, and help preserve and promote Michigan;s Fishing, Hunting and Trapping throughout the State."
The new 2014 Licenses are available.
Your 2013 Fishing/ORV Licenses are valid through March 31, 2014.
Detailed maps of current fish conditions are available at the Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop. Stop in.
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