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  • Alpena Area Fishing Report

    Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay Alpena Area 25th of June 2017   Fish are SLAMMING!!!!   Mixed bag fishing has started and we already ...

  • 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 FISHING SHOPSUNDAY &nbs ...

  • Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

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  • Cheboygan Area Fishing Report

    Cheboygan Michigan area fishing report 6/3/17 The Big Lake fishing has really started to go out of the port of Cheboygan. Limit catches of nice 3-6 pound lakers are coming in and the fishing is ...

  • Curtis Area Fishing Report

    Curtis Michigan area fishing report for Big and South Manistique Lakes 6-3-17 The warming weather has the bite on both big and south Manistique lakes going a bit better than the opener. The g ...

  • Drummond Island Area Fishing Report

    Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron   5-30-17 The trolling bite has started in the shallow bays around Drummond Island. I have h ...

  • 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   5-27-17 Well the Bass fishing on Little Bay De Noc is now in full swing. I just got back this morning after a great d ...

  • Frankenmuth Area Fishing Report

    6-3-17 The river in downtown Frankenmuth is starting to produce some nice mixed bag fishing. The pan fish and smallmouth bass are biting below the free flowing dam and downstream for a good bit. Try c ...

  • Frankfort Area Fishing Report

    Frankfort Michigan area fishing report for Crystal Lake        06.18.2017 The Bank off Frankfort has been producing a mixed bag to say the least. Emphasis has definitely bee ...

  • Gaylord Area Fishing Report

    Gaylord Michigan area fishing report 5-30-17 The Memorial Day weekend was the official start of great fishing. We have lots of action reported on Lake Otsego. The walleye are biting on small cr ...

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Area Fishing Report

    6/18/2017 Report for AuGres area Fishing was excellent in 35-40 feet of water. Crawler harnesses with a bloody nose blade, antifreeze melon or purple in size 5 all worked. Troll these depths with your ...

  • Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

    5-28-17 We are busy flying in groups to all our camps now. When the first parties come back we will start showing the pics! We still have a few summer openings at Pym Island Outpost camp.   4-28- ...

  • Holland Area Fishing Report

      Holland Michigan area fishing report for Lake Michigan 06.18.2017   Fishing is picking up out of Holland. Decent fishing for a mix of lake trout, kings, and steelhead in 100-120 fow ...

  • Houghton Lake Area Fishing Report

    Houghton Lake Michigan area fishing report for Houghton Lake 6.04.17 The crappie are moving out of the canals and into the lake...search the big weed beds using minnows.  Pumpkinseeds & ...

  • Indian River Area Fishing Report

    Indian River Michigan area fishing report   6-3-17 Smallmouth bass fishing is in full swing in the shallows up on Burt Lake. Walleye fishing started slowly with cooler temps but some are ...

  • Ludington Area Fishing Report

    Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:42am   Fishing report for June 16Thank you Don, Don, Russ, AJ and Matt for a memorable experience today! We fish ...

  • Manistee Area Fishing Report

    Manistee Michigan area fishing report 6-3-17 Portage Lake in Onekama has had very good fishing for a couple weeks now. Walleye trolling along the shorelines especially over new weed growth has ...

  • Marquette Area Fishing Report

    Marquette Michigan area fishing report. 6.06.2017 Inconsistent has been the name of the game lately for the fishing nearshore Marquette. Weather patterns that are changing almost daily, lots of ...

  • Munising Area Fishing Report

    Munising Michigan area fishing report   5-5-17 In spite of the cold temps this spring the coho fishing in the Munising area has remained good. Solid catches of smaller coho have been boat ...

  • 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

      06.03.2017   Catching walleyes trolling harnesses or casting ripping baits on the structure 10 to 15 fow...smallmouth action has been good around and in the rivers. Stable weather equals e ...

  • Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

    Sault Ste. Marie Michigan area fishing report for the St. Maries River, Lake George and Munuscong Bay 4-20-17 Perch fishing is right around the corner. Stay tuned   4-10-17 Still waiting ...

  • 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 6-3-17 The walleye fishing has been getting better around the Charity Islands. The north side in shallow water (10-20') seems to be holding fis ...

  • Traverse City Area Fishing Report

    Most traverse city area lakes are post spawn and transitioning to summer patterns. Try working breaks adjacent to Spawning areas and travel routes they would use on the way back to deeper water. C fla ...

  • Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

     06.26.2017 Lake Gogebic Fishing Report:The Timbers ResortEyes-Guy Guide ServiceThe weather up here in the U.P. has been anything but normal. We have had a lot of rain early on and the water ...

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 7:00am and 3:00pm
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Wednesdays at 3:30am and 7:30am
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!