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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area October 25th 2018    Lake Trout season is now closed until January 1st. Alpena has the most c ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

    Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac   9-24-18 It's starting to get a little cooler outside, the kids are back in school and the hustle and bustle ...

  • Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

    10-9-18 The 2018 fishing season is finished for another season. We finished with our last couple of fishing guests in snowy conditions, with great fishing. The 2018 season was one of our warmer summe ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 6-18-18 Fishing out of the port of Cheboygan, MI is on fire! Lake Trout are in thick around Spectacle and Reynolds reef. Best depth was between 45’ ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 6-18-18 The bass and panfish have been slamming pretty much everything in site. Awesome Largemouth fishing is happening ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron     10-9-18 The salmon and steelhead are moving towards the rivers.  Pinks are sta ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

      Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    6-18-18 The fishing all around the Ely area is outstanding! The bass are done spawning now and are hanging in the 4-8' ...

  • Escanaba Area Fishing Report

    Escanaba Michigan area fishing report for Big and Little Bay De Noc   6-18-18 The bass are starting to wrap up the spawn and will be setting up on the points and sand flats soon. The best ...

  • Frankenmuth Area Fishing Report

    4-27-17 The fishing season is underway. We are getting reports of great bank fishing for suckers all along the Cass river. It won't be long and the early season will be here for smallmouth and panfish ...

  • Frankfort Area Fishing Report

    Frankfort Michigan area fishing report for Crystal Lake 10-17-18 Pier fishing is on FIRE all over the great lakes.Here is the basics of how to catch them and have a unique adventure.We usually ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report   4-28-18  Waiting for spring fishing on Lake Otsego. Don't forget the Trout opener!                  ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

    12-7-18 Saginaw bay / river report Saginaw bay has been hit or Miss.  15-20 fow in front of Linwood and 1 Mile east of the shipping channel from the spark plug to buoy 1/2 has been best ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

    4-28-18 The fishing season is just around the corner. If you still want to book a great "Fly in" we have a few spots left! Big Pike and Walleye are waiting for you at any of our camps. Call us today a ...

  • Holland Area Fishing Report

      Holland Michigan area fishing report for Lake Michigan   11-12-18 Fishing is picking up.  Leaves are about done dropping.  The upper end of the river is better than the l ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake  6-26-18 Fishing has been amazing this year so far...especially the walleye and bass.  Limits and 20"+ eyes have been comm ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report     6-18-18 Indian River Bassin has been very good so far this summer. The bass are done spawning and headed to the edges. Walleye and perc ...

  • Jackson Area Fishing Report

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  • Kesagami Wilderness Lodge Area Fishing Report

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  • Lake Erie Shores and Islands Ohio Area Fishing Report

    11-14-18 Well the bite at lake Erie really has never let up all season long. This was with out a doubt the most consistent year for huge numbers of eater sized fish. With that said....we are now e ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

        10-17-18 Pier fishing is on FIRE all over the great lakes.Here is the basics of how to catch them and have a unique adventure.We usually start catc ...

  • Mackinaw City Area Fishing Report

    6-19-18 The waters around the Mackinaw Bridge area are starting to fire with great catches of Lake Trout. The area to the East towards Boblo Island has been awesome. 60-100' about 25-35 down around re ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 10-17-18 Pier fishing is on FIRE all over the great lakes.Here is the basics of how to catch them and have a unique adventure.We usually start catching the ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report. 12-11-18 Most all inland lakes in Marquette county right now are seeing 4-8” of good ice. Western Marquette county received a large amount of snowf ...

  • Meta Lake Lodge Area Fishing Report

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  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   9-24-18 Fall is in the air here in the Upper Peninsula, some fun fishing opportunities are here! Heavy rains recently brought river levels up big ...

  • Muskegon County Area Fishing Report

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  • Newberry Area Fishing Report

    Newberry Michigan area fishing report   9-24-18 9-24-18 Fall is in the air here in the Upper Peninsula, some fun fishing opportunities are here! Heavy rains recently brought river level ...

  • Oconto County Area Fishing Report

    4-28-18 Redhorse and suckers are running on many Lake Michigan tributaries. Anglers were still catching walleye on the Menominee, Peshtigo and Oconto rivers but the bite was slowing down with more suc ...

  • Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

    Sault Ste. Marie Michigan area fishing report for the St. Maries River, Lake George and Munuscong Bay   11-12-18 Well, hunting season is in full swing, and I hope all of the hunters have ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron 9-17-18 After the horrible north east blow two weeks ago, water temps have leveled out and fishing is quite good. A few kings have been taken l ...

  • Traverse City Area Fishing Report

    6-23-18 Traverse CityThe vast majority of bass in the inland lakes up north are in post-spawn or summer mode depending on how quickly their water temperature jumped...The first or second breaks out fr ...

  • Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

      12-11-18The early ice, ice fishing has started. We have about 5-6" of ice in the bay on the north end of Lake Gogebic. Always use caution when venturing out on the ice. never assume t ...

Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest
Great Lakes Fishing | New Fishing TV Show, Travel Booth, Fishing Destinations

Welcome to the Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest. We are a website, television show and travel booth all dedicated to exposing the incredible opportunities for Great Lakes Fishing. We are confident that as you navigate throughout our website, you will not only find the information that you seek for a great trip, but also get introduced to some pretty amazing Great Lakes Fishing Destinations.  Through our new Fishing TV show, website and travel booth, we will be featuring a myriad of Cool Towns and all that their regions have to offer.  If you seek a Great Lakes Fishing adventure, we have the trip for you!
We invite you to visit our About Us page to learn more about our accomplishments, goals, partnerships, and why we love the Great Lakes region! Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest - About Us, John Bergsma and Staff

"Let us introduce you to some amazing Great Lakes Fishing Destinations!"
Great Lakes Fishing | John Bergsma and the Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest - We are a website, television show and travel booth all dedicated to exposing the incredible opportunities for Great Lakes Fishing.


We invite you to surf away and see all that is available both on and off the water. From fishing to hiking, kayaking to sightseeing we identify great places to go and things to do that will make your trip memorable.


The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest is a new and completely unique concept in fishing shows. The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest T.V Show - 
Our Fishing TV Show airing times are as follows

CBSSN NEW AIRTIME is Saturday's at 7:30 a.m January-March
Fox Sports Ohio is Saturday's at 9:00 a.m January-June
Fox Sports Detroit is Sunday's at 7:00 a.m January-June
NBC Sports Chicago Plus at Monday's at 1:30 p.m January-June


The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest T.V show is a Fishing Travelogue. We are completely dedicated to exposing the tremendous opportunities that are available to recreational travelers who enjoy not only fishing but all the amazing things to do off the water.
Find out more about our great TV Show, with your host John Bergsma. The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest is a new and completely unique concept in fishing shows.

It is our hope that you will experience these 
Great Lakes Fishing Destinations and all they have to offer!

As a long time pro fisherman, your host John Bergsma is fully engaged in the many fishing opportunities the Great Lakes region has to offer. His travels in and around the Great Lakes have brought him to our host towns and regions again and again to experience the great fishing, golf, sightseeing and many other fun and interesting things that make these stops so worthy of the title Great Lakes Fishing Destination.

"We at the Fisherman's Digest are committed to bringing our travelers the full scope of what each community offers."

Great Lakes Fishing Regions | Each of our featured destinations offer great hiking, biking trails, kayaking, water sports, and rentals. Featured Destinations

The Great Lakes Fishing Destinations we have selected for our show offer not only great fishing but the unique combination of activities that is necessary to making everyone in the family happy. Each of our featured destinations offer great hiking, biking trails, kayaking, water sports, and rentals. Great golfing, shopping and dining and did we mention the camping! One of the best things is the unique boat tours and lighthouse along with historic and waterfall sightseeing opportunities. There is so much to see and do! That's what makes our destinations...the Best.

Our Lucky 13 guide gives our travelers dining suggestions for breakfast lunch and dinner. These are sure fire destinations for great food and great service!
Follow our path of discovery with Great Lakes Fishing that will take you from Lake Erie in Ohio to Lake Superior in the Keweenaw, Lake Michigan out of Holland to Lake Huron along the shores of Alpena

Experience our adventures on our TV Show and make them your own when you visit Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  If you want adventure, we've got you covered. So come and enjoy our Great Lakes!
Cook's Corner

Our Cook's Corner adds a new and useful flair to our website and television show. We not only identify great fishing destinations but we also provide our viewers with great recipes for preparing the catch! Each T.V show ends with the Cook's Corner segment where we prepare fun easy and healthy meals using the fish caught on the show. We also post these recipes online and on YouTube for easy replication at your home for your family!
Check out our Cook's Corner, both on our Fishing TV Show and on our site - go fishing, grab a bite! Great Lakes Fisherman's Cook's Corner - Fishing Recipes
We not only identify great fishing destinations but we also provide our viewers with great recipes for preparing the catch!