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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area 15th of May 2017   Spring is here!!!!  Time to get out and start trolling!!! We are offering G ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

    Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac FISHING REPORT  FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELLFROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING SHOPSUNDAY &nbs ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 5-15-17 I have heard of some early bass anglers doing very well in the shallows for smallmouth. In general not much else is biting really good so a week o ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 5-20-17 The fishing at Curtis has started a bit slowly. My group had moderate success trolling rapala 9s & 11s in ab ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron   4-28-17 The docks are in and we are ready to fish! Atlantics and a few coho are being caug ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

    Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    5-15-17   Fishing Ely, Minnesota: Secrets from anglers in the know   For as long as you are willing to listen, ski ...

  • Escanaba Area Fishing Report

    Escanaba Michigan area fishing report for Big and Little Bay De Noc   5-27-17 Well the Bass fishing on Little Bay De Noc is now in full swing. I just got back this morning after a great d ...

  • 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   5-15-17 Well the L. Michigan bite outside the harbor has been very solid this spring. Last week saw some great catches of mixed b ...

  • 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

    5-15-17 Hey guys, just a quick note. My buddy Derek has been doing very well out of Pt Sanilac. He said to fish 20-25 FOW and he is using Purple Flicker minnows and catching some real nice fish. Take ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

    4-28-17 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 5-15-17 Report:  Good fishing for king salmon is being had in 80-120 fow out of Holland.  The deeper water in 120-140 has a mix ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake 5.15.17 The temperature is finally heating up again and the Lilacs are in bloom, which means the fish are biting at Houghton La ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report    5-15-17 If you are planning on really getting into the walleye on Burt then be prepared to battle the odds. I have talked to several ver ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

      5-15-17    Better than expected fishing has been reported all along the Lake Michigan shoreline and Ludington is no exception. A very solid mixed bag of Lake Trout as well as s ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 5-15-17 Portage Lake has a walleye bite going on right now in the evenings into dark. Casting jerk baits off the channel pier and also trolling crank-baits ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report. 5-15-17 Well to say the season started well for this group of Stannard Rock fisherman would be an under statement! Look at these beauties that John at Da ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   5-5-17 In spite of the cold temps this spring the coho fishing in the Munising area has remained good. Solid catches of smaller coho have been boat ...

  • 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

    5-1-17 Fishing is still solid in and around Oconto. Casting with plastics for nice walleye has been the ticket. The cooler weather over the last week has slowed the weed growth but the fish are still ...

  • 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 5-15-17 Weather is turning around and the bite is heating up.  Walleyes, bass, and crappies are a ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron 5-15-17 The spring steelhead run is nearing the end of the season. A few nice steelies have been caught just off the AuSable river pier heads t ...

  • Traverse City Area Fishing Report

      05.22.17   Most Grand Traverse County lakes are in various stages of  spawn.. Lake skegmog currently ruling with big bass on slowly worked soft plastics. Fish are in 10 ft. of water o ...

  • Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

    5-15-17     Lake Gogebic, in the western Upper Peninsula. A new open water season is upon us, the opener for fishing in Michigan is May 15th. Lake Gogebic is the largest inland lak ...

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!