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The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest Television show, Travel Booth, and Website are geared to help you achieve a successful fishing trip and vacation.

John Bergsma shares his years of professional fishing experience with viewers to help them enhance their Great Lakes fishing adventures.

Explore the Great Lakes and our featured Fishing Destinations and area information that can ensure the best possible fishing experience in the mid-west.

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The most up to date fishing reports on the web!

  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area 23rd November 2016 Fall is finally here and the fishing is outstanding!!!  do yourself a favor ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

    Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac Click here for Fishing report reported by Pilgim Village Fishing Shop. ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 12-7-16 Well I guess it was bound to happen, with all the warm weather this fall....winter is here with an attitude. Be very careful if you are boat fishi ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 10-26-16 With the colder weather comes some of the best fishing of the season on Big and South Manistique Lakes. On both lake ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron  10-31-16   The cold weather is still not got a grip on the eastern U.P and that has the ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

    Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    Click here for Ely Minnesota fishing information. ...

  • Escanaba Area Fishing Report

    Escanaba Michigan area fishing report for Big and Little Bay De Noc   10/27/16 Report Howdy folks!  Sorry for the lack of reports lately, but we've just had some terrible weather thi ...

  • Frankenmuth Area Fishing Report

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  • Frankfort Area Fishing Report

    Frankfort Michigan area fishing report for Crystal Lake   12-7-16   River fishing in Benzie county has been very good as of late. Spawn fished under floats has been the ticket almost ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report Gaylord Area Fishing Report 5/31/16   Walleye fishing on Otsego lake continues to be productive, although anglers are being forced to work a little har ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

    12-7-16 Alright, this may be my last Bay report before Ice up. I will be on the water again this weekend. Last weekend was very good. Captain Eric Long sent me 10 great photos of a trip that he had. T ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

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  • Holland Area Fishing Report

    Holland Michigan area fishing report for Lake Michigan October 28,2016. There is still some good fishing right now out on Lake Michigan. Try for steelhead in 70-270 feet of water this time ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake 10.17.16 Blue gills & bass continue to be active with walleye starting to heat up as the water temperature drops.  The ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report 12-7-16 This major cold snap has all of us ice fisherman thinking perch and walleye through the ice. it won't be long now as the next 10 days seems to ...

  • Keweenaw Peninsula Area Fishing Report

    Keweenaw Peninsula area fishing report for Bete Grise, Lac La Belle, Keweenaw Bay, Portage Lake and Torch Lake   sept. 12th - sept. 20th Keweenaw bay fishing has been a little slower this ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

    Click here for Fishing report. ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report  11-23-16 The rivers are firing on all cylinders in the Manistee area. The Manistee and the Pere Marquette are producing solid numbers of Steelhead. T ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report.  11-17-16   The Warmer weather continues to make this fall an amazing fishing opportunity. The river levels are stable through out the region a ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   Click here for the Munising Michigan area fishing report for Munising Bay. ...

  • Newberry Area Fishing Report

    Newberry Michigan area fishing report   Click here for the Newberry Michigan area fishing report. ...

  • Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

    Sault Ste. Marie Michigan area fishing report for the St. Maries River, Lake George and Munuscong Bay 10-26-16 Hey everyone, the bite is on for Walleye and Perch in the S.S.M area. Lake Georg ...

  • Saint Germain Area Fishing Report

    St. Germain Wisconsin area fishing report for Big Saint Germain Lake and surrounding lakes 10-31-16 Fishing continues to be fantastic in the St Germain area. Muskies are biting on a daily basis ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron       Dec 6 2016The fall steelhead run on the lower AuSable has been picking up. Hot shotting with body baits is working the bes ...

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 air dates are as follows

January through June 2017


Sundays at 3pm with a repeat overnight on Mondays at 12:30am
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30am
Mondays at 7:30am and 1:30am
All times are ET.



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!