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

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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area 16th of April 2017   Spring is here!!!!  Time to start trolling!!! We are offering Guaran ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

    Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac 4-21-17 Just waiting for the start of the crappie and pan-fish season! FISHING REPORT  FISHING CONDITIONS ON ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 4-21-17 Open water every where but not really anything to report. 4-10 Another week of nice weather and the open water season will be on! 3-26-17 Any Lake ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 4-21-17 Just waiting for anything to start biting   4-10-17 Just waiting for open water, it won't be long!   3 ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron   4-10-17 Just waiting for the ice to be gone and open water season!   3-26-17 I am not ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

    Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    4-10-17 Just waiting on open water to come and bring us the great early season crappie and walleye!   3-26-17 The lakes i ...

  • Escanaba Area Fishing Report

    Escanaba Michigan area fishing report for Big and Little Bay De Noc       2/16/17 Hey sportsman, just a quick update to the areas fishing report. There has been some activity re ...

  • Frankenmuth Area Fishing Report

    3-26-17 Fishing in the river in Frankenmuth starts first thing in the spring. As soon as things get rolling we will post a report. See you in the spring! ...

  • Frankfort Area Fishing Report

    Frankfort Michigan area fishing report for Crystal Lake   4-10-17 The river and piers are still giving up steelhead. The pier bite seems to be the best available action right now. Casting ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report 4-20-17 Open water is here but no much biting   3-26-17 Use extreme caution going forward as ice conditions are changing rapidly! I do not suggest goin ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

    4-18-17 The water is starting to clean up out on the Bay. Perch action all around the bay should really start to go in the shallows. Fighting the wind and dirty water has been the biggest challenge. I ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

    3-28-17 Fishing camp season is just around the corner. We will be at the shows and also in the Fisherman's Digest Travel booth this spring. We are in our down period for fishing. We look forward to se ...

  • Holland Area Fishing Report

    Holland Michigan area fishing report for Lake Michigan 4-20-17 The coho are starting to bite offshore. The browns are in the shallows but the winds have dirtied the shorelines up so bad they si ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake 4.12.17 Houghton Lake fishing report.  The ice is gone, the water is warming up...close to 50 degrees and the crappie and blue ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report    4-7-17 Crooked and Pickerel lakes are free of ice and launches are open. The docks arent in yet so launching is easier with two people. ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

              PERE MARQUETTE RIVER REPORT APRIL 15TH, 2017   Spring steelhead season 2017 is starting to wind down. Not that there isn’t still ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 4-14-17 The Lake Michigan trolling bite has officially started! Captain Lance and Nate from steelhead hunters are out and doing very well early. The shallo ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report. 4-21-17 Steelhead have been slowly migrating into the streams in the central upper peninsula region lately. Rainfall over the last weeks will only help i ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   4-10-17 Just waiting for spring......   3-26-17 As soon as ice out occurs we will begin doing open water reports in and around the Munising ar ...

  • Newberry Area Fishing Report

    Newberry Michigan area fishing report   4-10-17 Just waiting for spring.....   3-26-17 I will be done with ice reports until mid April and the start of open water fishing. There may ...

  • Oconto County Area Fishing Report

    4-17-17 The water temps around the Oconto area are now almost 50 degrees. The spawn is now over and the fish are starting to spread out along the shorelines. The numbers for the last few days have bee ...

  • Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

    Sault Ste. Marie Michigan area fishing report for the St. Maries River, Lake George and Munuscong Bay 4-20-17 Perch fishing is right around the corner. Stay tuned   4-10-17 Still waiting ...

  • Saint Germain Area Fishing Report

    St. Germain Wisconsin area fishing report for Big Saint Germain Lake and surrounding lakes 4-10-17 Just waiting for spring now.... 3-26-17 There is still fish able ice in the St Germain area, b ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron 3-29-17 Really good reports are starting to come from the lower AuSable river. The steelhead fishing has been excellent! Hot shotting with Gold ...

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
Airing on WFN, Comcast Ch 743 & Dish Network Ch 394

January through June 2017

Sundays at 7:00am and 3:00pm
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Wednesdays at 3:30am and 7:30am
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!