FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP
SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018
Fishermen below Tippy Dam.
The weather has been especially peculiar the last few weeks. Seems like Winter just wouldn't let go. But I think it has finally broken and we can get back to our regularly scheduled Spring fishing. There hasn't been any real activity on the Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell in the last few weeks. In fact many mornings they had re-frozen over with the chilly overnight temperatures. It warmed up enough on Saturday to see multiple boats out cruising the lakes which was a nice sight to see. Next Saturday April 28 is the opener of Walleye, Northern Pike and Trout season. Don't forget about your 2018 Fishing licenses, with the recent inclimate weather fishing has been off the minds of many so don't forget.
Even though the lakes have been hardly accessible lately, the Steelhead fishing on the Manistee and Betsie Rivers has been getting better every day. Several anglers line the sides of the rivers trying to take advantage of the spring Steelhead run. Many techniques are working, most are using jigs and waxworms or beads under floats, but some are also bottom bouncing, or using flies, wigglers, spawn and even crankbaits. Whatever your favorite style to fish, there is probably a fish in the river with your name on it.
Tippy Dam, Manistee River 4/21/18
Wondering about live bait? We carry:
- Perch minnows
- Sucker minnows
- Golden Shiners
- Wax Worms
- Red and White spikes
- Night Crawlers
And to keep your exotic pets alive we carry:
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