LAKE MITCHELL & LAKE CADILLAC

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3/29/16 @ 7:00 PM
Disabled fisherman
Disabled fisherman
USER since 1/27/16
Hello one and all. It seems that no one has posted anything about Lake Mitchel or Cadillac lake in quite a few years. I will be going there this July and will give an updated report.

I am also looking for a fishing partner, I have a vey nice boat but I do not drive, If you have a vehicle with towing capability's let's hear from you. I live in Grand Rapids Mi. my e-mail is: mstr_bill@yahoo.com. Thanks much.

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7/11/12 @ 6:26 PM
jetmech64
jetmech64
USER since 7/23/08
Wow. No report on these two lakes in years.I am new to Mi and less than an hour from Cadillac. Could anyone give me some positive input on these lakes? The last post does show promise. I hope the lake produces as well as described. Of course any more current news would be great. Thanks new neighbors!

Edited on 7/11/12 6:28 PM
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6/14/07 @ 10:58 AM
catman1
catman1
USER since 6/3/05
Hey guys, My brother Kenneth and I grew up in Cadillac and fished both Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell more than you could imagine before we moved up here to Little bay de Noc. If you want walleye, one of our best spots was right at the bottom of the drop-off on Lake Mitchell behind the Sun-n-Snow Resteraunt. Especially that first and last hour of day light. That is probably our favorite spot on Lake Mitchell to fish walleye. It should be about 28 feet deep if I rememeber right. Jigging with leadheads tipped with leeches works real good. Slip bobbering also works good. You might even try a jigging Rapala here too. Jigging Rapalas work just as good in the summer as they do in the winter. If you like to troll, then I would recommend switching to Lake Cadillac and trolling the drop-off on the southeast corner of the lake. After dark, move up in the shallows in 3-8 feet of water. There is also some slab wood on the bottom that attracts fish along here. Also in this same area is the deepest hole in the lake. One of our favorite things to do was simply dropping anchor and fishing this hole all day long. You will catch perch, bluegills, smallmouth, and walleye just fishing this hole. We prefered to just use a splitshot and hook baited with a leech. Just keep it a foot or two off bottom and wait for a bite. This hole will produce fish all day long. And it really gets good when we have a hot summer because a good population of the fish in the lake will stay in this hole just to find the cooler water temperatures. You will have the best pike fishing on both lakes on cloudy rainy days. And the windier the better. Due to the boat traffic on those lakes, the biggest pike have really gotten picky as to when they feed. But both lakes are plum full of pike. We actually caught 143 pike in three days fishing in the rain. And most were keepers. Just cast spinnerbaits above the weeds and you will have a ball. One other thing I noticed about the pike before moving up here was that some of them were actually starting to feed only at night. I started catching nice pike along the north shore in front of the middle school at night in 3-4 feet of water on Rapalas. I actually think the pike have adapted to using the light from the lights that illiminate the walkway along here at night. The lights cast a fair amount of light on the water and I think the pike use it to their advantage and look for sillouettes swimming above them at night. Hope this helps and if I think of anything else, I will let you know. Good luck...

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6/12/07 @ 8:42 AM
FISHING REPORT
wafoster
wafoster
USER since 8/25/04

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Fished Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell 6-10-07 from 3 p.m. till dark. Had success suspending minnows from a bobber. Caught some real nice crappies. No pike. There is a lot of boat pressure on this lake, but after 6 on Sun. afternoon it started to quiet down. Good spots for crappie were off the "Sands" restaurant in Lake Cadillac and in the "cove" on Lake Mitchell.

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6/27/03 @ 3:46 PM
GONE TROUT'N
GONE TROUT'N
USER since 9/17/02
really i will be up there for the holiday and am trying to decide if i want to bring my boat .

can anyone help me out with some advice on how to fish these lakes or does the fishing suck ?

all c&r i dont keep a thing thanks in advance .

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6/25/03 @ 8:28 AM
GONE TROUT'N
GONE TROUT'N
USER since 9/17/02
does anyone have any info one these two lakes ?

anything will be helpfull. i will be fishing from a boat .

thanks

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