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FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL

FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014

 

 

The last Summer Holiday is history.  The lakes are becoming peaceful with the absense of jet ski, skiers and power boats.  No lines at the boat launch or parking.  Boats ands docks will start to disappear.  Some of the best fishing of the year is yet to come.  September is the month of Master Angler and record breaking fish.

Bass fishing on Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell continues to be good.  Catch a large mouth and chances are it'll spitup crayfish,--one of their favorite foods.  Hint! Hint!  It's not unusual to find marks on their noses where they've been digging for them in the rocks and gravel.  The small mouths are still on vacation.  There's good numbers in both lakes but we've seen few.  The tournament anglers will find them as the lakes cool.

Panfishermen are happy.  Many have moved from the deeper East side to the shallower West Side of Cadillac.  Good size crappie, gills and perch have been caught in the area between Kenwood Park and the canal.  The water temperature is falling and now 6 to 10 foot appears to be the magic depth.

The main attraction for the fihermen are salmon.  A few Kings are being caught all the way to Tippy Dam on the Big Manistee.  Stories are starting from the Pere Marquette, Betsie, Boardman and both Manistees.  Also the pier heads, Manistt Lake and Frankfort Harbor report catches.  It's just starting.  Thundersticks are still the guides choice.

There's a short period of time left for the Pilgrim Village 2014 Free Summer Fishing Contest.  It ends September 8, 2014.

Strangely, there were no changes from last weeks standings although there were a couple of "almost" in the crappie and bass categories.

                                Large Mouth Bass               21 1/2"              4.82 lb.          Rich Ohlrich

                                Small Mouth Bass               20 1/4"               4.60lb.           Bob Whitaker

                                Northern Pike                     39 1/2"               12.78 lbs.       Angela Jordan

                                Walleye                              27 1/4"               5.73 lbs.          Ryan Helmboldt

                                Bluegill                                12"                       1.8 lb.           Linda Hoesl

                                                              Sunfish                                9 1/2"                     .81 lb.         Randy Johnson                            

                                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

                              

  

 

 

       Mitchell Hamilton holds 12 2/3", 1.25 pound Lake       Fishing buddie Drew Dykins caught a big bass and

       Cadillac crappie he recently caught.                              and pike fishing on Lake Mitchell.

 

       Two King Salmon caught casting Thundersticks on        Young Alazech Reed shows off a mixed bag of

        the Manistt River.                                                          crappie and walleye.

 

 

 

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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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