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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area 9th of January 2017 BE VERY CAUTIOUS!!!! SOME LAKES ARE NOT SAFE YET!!!!  Ice Fishing is ...

  • Cadillac Area Fishing Report

    Cadillac Michigan area fishing report for Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac 1-7-17   What a difference a couple days make.  Monday the rain had melted all of the snow off of the la ...

  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 1-16-17 I'm still waiting for confirmation of safe ice on Mullett lake. As of today there was still a swath of open water on the lake. I'm sure that you c ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 1-16-17 Great fishing is being reported in the area lakes around Curtis. 8-12" of good ice and lots of panfish are being ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron  12-18-16 I know we are all itching to go get the perch but be patient. As soon as we can con ...

  • 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   1/17/17 Report Well...the walleye fishing remains to be tough on the Bays de Noc.  The bite that most anglers ar ...

  • 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   1-6-17 Happy new year! The winter fishing in Benzie County is starting to roll now that the cold weather is here to stay. I have ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report 1-16-17 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

    1-16-17 Last weekend we had very good reports of shallow perch fishing in 4-9' of water, especially around scattered weeds. The fish were biting small spoons tipped with a minnow head or tear drops an ...

  • 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 1.17.2017   Ice thickness on Houghton Lake is a solid 12" to 18".   There are several problem pressure cracks to navigate ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report     1-16-17 The safe ice bite is ON! on Burt lake. Walleye are actively chasing reaction baits like chubby darters and jigging raps, leech ...

  • 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

    1-16-17 We have good reports from Hamlin lake. Tons of nice gills and pike are being iced in the shallow water and weeds. All the basic presentations are working. Tear drops with wax worms or spikes f ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 1-16-17 The lakes around Manistee are producing nice catches of fish. I have good reports from Portage lake with a nice mix of perch, gills and pike coming ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report.  1-16-17 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 1-14-17 The fish are biting on Munuscong Bay. I've had several reports come in from the i ...

  • Saint Germain Area Fishing Report

    St. Germain Wisconsin area fishing report for Big Saint Germain Lake and surrounding lakes 1-14-17 The St Germain area continues to report fantastic fishing everywhere. I'm receiving great repo ...

  • Tawas Area Fishing Report

    Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron  1-16-17 The pan fishing on Tawas lake has been great with lots of decent sized gills being iced. The fishing on the bay has been relegat ...

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

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!