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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area 13th of February 2017 BE VERY CAUTIOUS!!!! No lake is 100% safe!!!!  Ice Fishing is in full sw ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 2-20-17 Be very cautious as the weather warms.   2-3-17 Well I am very happy to report that we have a lot of ice on most of Mullett Lake. I would sti ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 2-17-17 There is a ton of good ice here in Curtis. The last month of the season usually produces really good catches of ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron  2-17-17 Ok, it seems like based on the locals that are out fishing that the Perch are starti ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

    Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    1-16-17 All of the lakes in the Ely area are safe and are producing nice catches of Crappie, Blue gill, Walleye and Northern P ...

  • 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

    1-6-17 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   2-17-17 With the warmer weather coming the steelhead fishing is going to really get going. Obviously the Betsie river will be the ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report 2-12-17 Lake Otsego in Gaylord continues to produce some really nice early ice catches. The pike, walleye and perch are all biting well during these last c ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

    2-20-17 Well it is open water fishing on the bay and Saginaw river! I have real reports of good perch being caught in the Saginaw river with the random walleye. My sources are perch guys at this time ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

    1-6-17 Happy New year from Micheal and Melanie and the gang at Hearst Air Service. We will be at the shows and also in the Fisherman's Digest Travel booth this spring. We are in our down period for f ...

  • Holland Area Fishing Report

    Holland Michigan area fishing report for Lake Michigan 1-6-17 Well we are waiting on safe ice on Lake Macatawa. As soon as we are sure of the conditions we will start reporting. The Spring big ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake 2.08.17 Houghton Lake ice fishing report.  Ice thickness is approximately 15" over the entire lake.  The large pressure cr ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report     2-2-17 The bite continues to be excellent on Burt lake. Lots of action has been reported in Maple Bay. Walleye are actively chasing rea ...

  • 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

    2-2-17 We have great panfish reports from Upper Hamlin lake as well as PM lake. Lots of nice gills and pike are being iced in the shallow water and weeds. All the basic presentations are working. Tear ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 2-12-17 Portage Lake in Onekama continues to offer up some very good perch catches. There have been many confirmed reports of huge perch being iced. I have ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report.  2-20-17 The lakes of Marquette county are now frozen and producing lots of fish. The cottage lakes are all producing nice catches of pan fish. Tea ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   12-18-16 We are working to confirm that the ice is safe for fishing. We will update this as soon as we get that confirmation. Be safe!   Click ...

  • Newberry Area Fishing Report

    Newberry Michigan area fishing report   1-16-17 We have confirmed that there is many area lakes with good ice in the Newberry area. The smaller "cottage" lakes around the Newberry area ar ...

  • Oconto County Area Fishing Report

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  • Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

    Sault Ste. Marie Michigan area fishing report for the St. Maries River, Lake George and Munuscong Bay 2-9-17 The fishing continues to be solid on Munuscong Bay. I've had several reports come ...

  • Saint Germain Area Fishing Report

    St. Germain Wisconsin area fishing report for Big Saint Germain Lake and surrounding lakes 1-28-17 Rob from Big St Germain lodge reports that the fishing is fantastic this season! The St Germai ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron  2-2-17 The pan fishing on Tawas lake has been great with lots of decent sized gills being iced. The fishing on the bay has been relegate ...

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 3pm with a repeat overnight on Mondays at 12:30am
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30am
Mondays at 7:30am and 1:30pm
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!