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, JULY 27, 2014
Everyones favorite, walleye have not been cooperating. Serious anglers have had to target them this time of year. It seems like one here or there but everyone agrees that they're in deep water. Live bait seems to be the only thing they're interested in. Leeches or crawlers are what they're hungry for. Try some red, purple or white combinations of harnesses to feed their appetites. Early mornings and evenings might be the only times you'll see the elusive walleye.
Pike fishermen have been fighting the weather, but have also been fighting pike. Some decent Northerns have been coming from Cadillac and Mitchell. Our contest Leader remains at 33 1/2" caught in June; but there are bigger pike lurking in the weed beds. Retrieve spinner baits slowly over the weed beds. Watch them chase them.
Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell have exceptional numbers of bass, especially large mouths. Plastic worms have been the favorite with no particular color working better then others. Try a pack of Yamamoto senkos and toss them under docks and at the edges of weed beds. Tournament Anglers have been culling their catches. It has been fun.
No extreme Summer heat yet. Panfishermen are also doing well. Near limits of gills and crappie are common. Don't just sit and wait, keep moving. Once found they're usually in schools. Drift till you get bites, then anchor.
Vacationing on Lake Mitchell, Justin McBroom Casting Yamamoto Senkos, Matt Thompson,
caught and released this 31 1/4" pike casting Erica Long and J. P. Matlak show off the two
red and white spinner baits. 19' large mouths they caught.
Ethan Shipley hold two Lake Cadillac pike, both Almost 5 lbs, 19 3/4" Lake Cadillac large mouth.
in the 27 inch range. Made a great day for Ryan Ault.
Pilgrim Village Free Fishing Contest as of Sunday July 27th.
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
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