FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
FROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOP
SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2018
I think it's safe to say that our ice fishing season is over. There was about 8-12" of ice on Wednesday but it was getting pretty soft, kinda like cutting into a snow cone. A few brave souls are still heading out but we are not advising it.
Even though we can't get out onto the ice safely anymore doesn't mean we have to give up on fishing. The Steelhead action is starting to turn on and is only going to get better. Many anglers have been heading to the Manistee and Betsie Rivers to get their fishing fix. Beads, Jigs and Waxworms and Flies are all working.
Just a reminder as of March 1st, 2018 Licenses are now available for purchase. 2017 licenses expire on March 31, 2018.
Looks like we'll be doing more open water fishing from here on out.
Katie Griffiths showing off a nice Steelhead she caught from the Manistee River, this one is 28", 8.06lbs.
Aaron Seelhoff with another monster Higgins Lake Pike. This one was 36 1/4" 11.33lbs.
Current Standings for 16th Annual Pilgrim Village Spearing Contest as of 3/4/18
1st: Josh Myers 41 1/4" 13.97lb
2nd: Ralph Henry 36" 11.19lb
3rd: Keith Bainbridge 35" 11.68lb
4rd: Ed Pascoe 33 1/2" 8.55lb
5th: Paul Inzano 32 3/8" 8.59lb
1st: Howard Inzano 26 1/2" 4.30lb
1st: Joe Emery 25" 5.48lb (Bowfin)
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:
Michigan Darkhouse Angler Association
Michigan's Hooks and Bullets Magazine at
For BBT Tournament standings go to
For The Tear Drop Bass Tournament standings go to