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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area January 15th 2017    Lake Trout Season opens January 1st (MH2 and MH1) Most lakes h ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

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

  • Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

    Camp Quetico 8-10-17 Well the season has been as awesome as ever here at Camp Quetico. The guests are having a riot catching lots of very nice small mouth bass as always. One of the best kept secrets ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report         11-9-17 Cheboygan Michigan Well it's almost hunting season and snowing! The problem is that I fish.....I don't hunt. We just f ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 1-8-18 The whole area has got great ice and is very good for snowmobile and 4 wheeler travel. The early season has been ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron   10-16-17 OK! it's here. We'll have 2 weeks of great perching here in Drummond Island. The ...

  • Ely Area Fishing Report

      Ely Minnesota area fishing report and info    6-15-17 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   12-26-17 Little Bay De Noc Well the Ice fishing season is well underway in the town of Escanaba! If you are looking f ...

  • Frankenmuth Area Fishing Report

    8-19-17 Well the new free flowing dam project in downtown Frankenmuth is starting to impact the fishing on the Cass river for the better. Good catches of smallmouth bass as well as largemouth and rock ...

  • Frankfort Area Fishing Report

    Frankfort Michigan area fishing report for Crystal Lake   8-30-17 The pier head action was fantastic for these ladies! We ended with a 20# average on 5 fish. Mostly caught dreamweaver spin ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report 1-1-18 The early cold has the lakes frozen solid pretty much everywhere. The early bite on L. Otsego has been a mixed bag of perch, walleye and pike. The wa ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

     1-21-18 As always when fishing on ice use caution. especially with the warmer weather we're having. Had a great weekend on Saginaw bay! Ice opened up in a few spots due to pressure cracks but it ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

    8-25-17 Well another great adventure with Hearst Air is in the books! Man was our trip to Napken Lake FUN. 6 guys and all the Pike and Walleye a guy could ever want. If you have never checked out Hear ...

  • Holland Area Fishing Report

      Holland Michigan area fishing report for Lake Michigan   10-17-17 Well the 2017 season is over for the Black Pearl this year as we got her pulled and cleaned up for her winter slum ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake 1-17-18   Lyman's On The Lake January 17 at 7:45pm ·    Houghton Lake ice report 1.17.18. ...

  • 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

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  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

    PERE MARQUETTE RIVER REPORT NOVEMBER 26TH, 2017 Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last Thursday. Whether you were at home eating dinner and watching footbal ...

  • Mackinaw City Area Fishing Report

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  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 1-22-18 The fishing is HOT right now. Great pike out of Manistee Lake 1 - 25 pounder! People are using golden shiners and suckers, also spearing. The perch ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report. 1-1-18 Well this is the type of winter that we are all wanting to come....and it's here! Everything is frozen up nicely and we are getting reports of lot ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   6-29-17 Big Reef is starting to really heat up. The lake trout have been biting, both drifting and trolling are producing nice fish. Coho and splak ...

  • Newberry Area Fishing Report

    Newberry Michigan area fishing report   6-3-17 Excellent bass and panfishing is being reported on most all the small lakes around Newberry. East lake has had a very good spring.  Fis ...

  • Oconto County Area Fishing Report

    10.01.2017 Oconto   Fall fishing by Oconto is winding down, but still worth it if you can find the time to get out. We are still getting some walleyes on the deeper rocks casting baits like Shive ...

  • Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

    Sault Ste. Marie Michigan area fishing report for the St. Maries River, Lake George and Munuscong Bay   1-10-18 Well, the bay is firing on all cylinders to start out the year. We are hear ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron 7-20-17 Fishing offshore from Tawas north to Oscoda has been good, with the bulk of the catch being lake trout with some chinook salmon and ste ...

  • Traverse City Area Fishing Report

    1-2-18   12-2-17 Just got another report from a group that really got into the nice perch. I'm not sure what's going to happen with this real cold snap. I'll talk to ya all in a week or so.   ...

  • Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

      Lake Gogebic Fishing Report 12/31/17 The weather this Christmas week has been brutally cold but that is exactly what we needed to get things going in our area. You wouldn't think that a major ...

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!