THere is quite a few salmon in the Little Manistee clear up to Luther, and the fishing has been great with some fish over 20 lbs
FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELL
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
It feels like Fall, that great time of year. Those who were complaining about the past hot, humid weather are now silent. Are they happy?
The East side of Lake Cadillac has been the most consistent place to catch crappies. Regardless of the depth, early mornings find them near the surface. Often they give themselves away splashing as they feed on the surface. As the sun starts to penetrate they go deeper. During the day they tend to suspend about half way between surface and bottom. Electronics make them easy to find. They’re never alone. Catch one and there will be more.
Walleye fishing has been hot and cold. Hot if you catch them. Cold if not. Those trolling crawler harnesses in the deeper areas on Lake Cadillac may catch several one day, then once you think you have the pattern down, it stops.
Those fishing Mitchell use different tactics. They’ve been slip bobber fishing with floating jig heads tipped with leeches. Most are found along the weed beds in 10 to 14 foot depths.
Bass and Pike are being caught on both lakes on the same baits. They live in the weeds and there’s plenty of them. White spinner baits are Cadillac’s favorite, but plastics and crank baits all work. Whole crawlers and leeches have been deadly for the live bait fishermen.