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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area May 18th 2018    Open Water Season is now underway!!!  Lets go trolling. Alpena has some ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

    Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac   5-16-18 FISHING REPORT  FISHING CONDITIONS ON LAKES CADILLAC AND MITCHELLFROM PILGRIM VILLAGE FISHING ...

  • Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

    4-28-18 Camp Quetico Seasonal Outlook The fishing outlook in the region around Camp Quetico Ontario remains very strong for the 2018 season! The bass are expected to be bedding by early June but are s ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 4-28-18 Well if these 2 pictures don't make you ready to fish on Mullet Lake, then nothing will. The spring has been cooler than normal and that has the e ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 4-28-18 Just waiting for "Ice Out" reports will be coming in mid May. 2-5-18 Ice fishing has been rolling along on both ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron     5-23-18 There are still a few perch being found in some shallow areas in Scott and ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

      Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    4-28-18  2018 Fishing Ely, Minnesota: Secrets from anglers in the know For as long as you are willing to listen, s ...

  • Escanaba Area Fishing Report

    Escanaba Michigan area fishing report for Big and Little Bay De Noc   4-28-18 Waiting for "Ice Out" and walleye season! 2-5-18 From the looks of these pictures, fishing has been awesome t ...

  • 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 5-22-18 Hey anglers!! its time to get out to Frankfort fishing is HOT. Limits of Lakers with some nice kings mixed in to boot. If you nee ...

  • 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

    4-28-18 Awesome fishing is being had around the bay for those brave enough. The shoreline bite for spring perch and crappie has been going great. Rivers, cuts, marina's....you name it, the fish are be ...

  • 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   5-22-18 Fishing is outstanding out of Holland. 120-210 FOW has all been good. Riggers 50-100 down w paddles and flies, meat ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake  4-27-18 Lyman's On The Lake Houghton Lake is open for fishing! The crappie are in the canals and the gills just ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report   8-22-17 The walleye are heating up on Burt again. They are being caught between 35-40 feet in the main lake basin with Shad dancers. The easie ...

  • Lake Erie Shores and Islands Ohio Area Fishing Report

    5-23-18 Fishing is REALLY starting to heat up on the Western Basin. Lot's of limit catches are coming at a fast pace all over the lake right now. Most of these fish are in the 17" to 22" size range wi ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

        5-22-18 Fishing on the Big Lake is starting to heat up! With the warm weather the silver fish are starting to show up so most anglers are getting a ...

  • Mackinaw City Area Fishing Report

    4-28-18 A very cold spring is giving way to the sunshine. We will begin reporting as soon as our captain's begin fishing. Stay tuned. ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 4-28-18 Apr28 Interested 2018 Trout Opener!!!! Today 10 AM · D-Loop Outfitters · Wellston, Michigan ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report.     4-22-18 Marquette is still locked in ice as of today.  Boat launch is still frozen. Ice breakers are struggling to even get the ore bo ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   4-28-18 The unseasonably cold weather has the fishing on hold. It should pick up with the warmer weather coming. 2-10-18 Fishing has varied with an ...

  • Newberry Area Fishing Report

    Newberry Michigan area fishing report   4-28-18 Well the fishing season is officially here! For trout waters in the area, expect snow pack on all roads heading into area trout lakes and m ...

  • 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   5-23-18 Walleyes are in on Munuscong Bay.  Limits are being caught by almost e ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron 5-8-18 The steelhead run on the Ausable is in its final stages Many great catches can still be had. Pulling plugs through the deep runs to floa ...

  • Traverse City Area Fishing Report

    5-11-18 The pre-spawn small mouth bass fishing is beginning to get hot on many Traverse City area lakes. Leelanau, Crooked, Skegemog and the shallows of the Bay are all producing solid catches the nex ...

  • Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

      5-8-18 Walleye fishing opens on the 15th of May at The Timbers Resort on Lake Gogebic in the Western U.P. of Michigan. Give us a call to book your trip on the largest lake in the U.P. Heres wha ...

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

2018 (Jan-June) Our 2018 airing footprint ends up at 70 Million subscriber screens.

-CBS Sports network airing on Sunday's at 7:00 am

-Fox Sports-Ohio airing on Saturday's at 9:00 am

-Fox Sports-Detroit airing on Sunday's at 7:00 am

-NBC Chicago SportsNet PLUS airing on Monday's at 12:30 pm


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!