Lake Cadillac & Lake Mitchell

These two lakes are what brings in so many people to this popular fishing vacation destination.  Both lakes have become very good lakes for bass fishing.  Largemouth bass are now the dominant species in both lakes.  It wasn’t always that way.  Smallmouth bass used to be more dominant in Lake Cadillac.  If you like to fish for largemouth bass, you can catch a lot of bass here with some nice-sized bass available too.  There are a lot of 2 to 3 pounders in the lakes.  Lake Cadillac still has good fishing for smallmouth bass if you want to target these fish, you definitely can.

The walleye fishing is definitely not what it used to be.  You can target them, but don’t plan on finding huge numbers of them here.  The bass fishing has kind of taken over in these lakes.  The northern pike fishing is still good in these lakes.  Fish with spinners, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and crankbaits while targeting bass and you’ll catch some northern pike too.

The panfish numbers are good if you just want some action.  Bluegill, crappie and perch are available.  The crappie bite can be very good on this lake with some nice keepers available most years.

Other Inland Lakes

There are some other smaller pothole-sized lakes in this area where you can target bass, northern pike and panfish.