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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area October 10th 2017    Lake Trout Season is CLOSED for any port north of Black River (MH2 and M ...

  • 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  SEPTEMBER  24, ...

  • 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 09.28.2017 Cheboygan on Mullet lake   The fall steelhead bite is just starting to heat up on Mullet Lake. Water temps have remained warm following ou ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 10-4-17 Perch and smallmouth bass are beginning to bite on big Manistique lake. It's perch time for the next month, and ...

  • 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   6-29-17 Little Bay De Noc The smallmouth bass action remains as strong as ever! Lots of good fish are beginning to se ...

  • 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 6-29-17 Lake Otsego continues to produce consistent catches of pan fish, bass and walleye. The best areas have been around the points and weed beds. The pan ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

    8-19-17 Saginaw Bay reportStraight out of Linwood Marina in 20-24 feet of water trolling crawlers harnesses, spoons, crankbaits. Best leads for crawler harnesses were 20-38 feet of Offshore Planer Boa ...

  • 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 9.07.17 The lake temp is starting to cool and the walleye are getting more active.  Best bite has come from crawler harnes ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

            PERE MARQUETTE RIVER REPORT OCTOBER 11TH, 2017 Rain! Finally, the much needed precipitation has brought the river up a little and give ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 9-14-17 Well the fishing in Manistee county is really going to be heating up. Portage Lake in Onekama has begun to kick out some really nice Bass. My son a ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report. 9-1-17 The summer season in Marquette continues to roll along as does the great fishing.  Stannard Rock has been experiencing an excellent fishing s ...

  • 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 9-4-17 Well the walleye fishing in the southern areas of the St Mary's river near Detour ...

  • Saint Germain Area Fishing Report

    St. Germain Wisconsin area fishing report for Big Saint Germain Lake and surrounding lakes 6-18-17 Well to say the bite has been good around St Germain would be the biggest understatement I cou ...

  • 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

    10-5-17 Traverse City, Grand Traverse Bays   The Traverse city region is the place to be for extraordinary fall smallmouth fishing. inland lakes like skegmog and green will only get better after ...

  • Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

    10-5-17 Well the cooler weather is starting to make its way into the western U.P and with it comes great mixed bag fishing on Lake Gogebic. The smallmouth and perch will really begin their fall feedin ...

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

July, August & September 2017

Sundays at 7:00am
Tuesdays at 5:00pm
Wednesdays at 1:00am, 7:00am and 1:00pm
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!