Fishing, Lakes & Rivers
- Printable depth map of both Lake Cadillac & Lake Mitchell
- Pilgrim Village Fishing Report
- Photo Gallery
Between the lakes and nearby rivers, the area boasts an incredible sport fishery. Anglers can find walleye, pike, perch, rainbow trout and all manner of pan fish in the immediate area.
Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell have large populations of walleye, northern pike, crappie, bluegills, perch, largemouth and small mouth bass. The two lakes are connected by a canal built during the long and interesting northern Michigan logging era. The canal was originally built so lumbermen could float timber from the shores of Lake Mitchell to waiting sawmills on Lake Cadillac. Today the canal serves as a convenient link between two of Michigan's most popular fishing lakes.
Together Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell offer over 3,700 acres of prime fish holding habitat. Lake Cadillac is approximately 1,120 acres in size and features over 400 acres of prime fish-holding weed cover. A fertile body of water, 50% of the lake is 15 feet deep or less.
Lake Mitchell spans over 2,580 acres with approximately 2,000 acres dominated by lush patches of aquatic cabbage weed. Over 95 percent of the lake is less than 15 feet deep
Lake Missaukee spans over 3,800 acres of prime fish holding habitat as well. Located just east of Cadillac, in Lake City.
Show off your catch, take it to Pilgrims Village (M-115/M-55) and they'll take your picture and put you on the web.
Printable depth map of both Lake Cadillac & Lake Mitchell
Pilgrim Village Fishing Report
FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC & MITCHELL
Sunday Aug 11th, 2013
Summer has past its peak. Shorter days and cooler nights help to cool the water temperatures on Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell. Some of the best fishing of the year is coming.
Schools of crappie can be found on the East side of Lake Cadillac. Reports of limits say they're scattered from outside the City Dock to the library. Boat anglers catch them throughout the day, while those fishing from the City Dock say fishing the evenings is the best.
Bluegills have made the weed beds streaching from the boat launch to the Clam River, their home. This area, across from Cadillac High School, has been good for bass and pike also.
Reports of Salmon catches are coming from the Big and Little Manistee; the early kings are angry and strong. Those catching them say they're larger than last year. Expect frequent breakoffs.
You've been warned. Your 2012 Fishing License expired 3/31/2012. The 2013 licenses are the same price.
No increase. This is the time to get a 15 percent discount if you purchase 4 or more licenses at one time. Some restrictions apply.
For additional pictures of fish being caught on our lakes, go to our website Pilgrims Village Fish Report Page. If you would like to receive the fishing report to your inbox send your email address to: email@example.com