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Explore the Great Lakes and our featured Fishing Destinations that can ensure the best possible fishing experience in the mid-west.

John's 18 year career as a professional fisherman shares his experience to help your fishing adventure become a success.

The Great Lakes Region offers a fishing adventure during each season. Winter is an especially exciting time to catch some fish.

Plan for some breathtaking views when you visit our Destinations that we have carefully selected for you to visit and enjoy.

When you come to experience our Destinations, you can expect great fishing, excitement, great food & lodging, along with tranquility.

Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest - About Us

John Bergsma - Host of The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest Television Show

The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest Television Show and Travel Booth as well as the website www.greatlakesfishermansdigest.com are owned by John Bergsma out of Grand Rapids, MI. After an 18 year career as a professional Walleye Fisherman and a 4 year stint as CEO of a very large Northern Michigan Resort, John turned his attention to this current project.

"I saw a "huge hole" in affordable promotions that were both broad based yet regionally specific. It simply is not being addressed, so I used all I new about fishing, marketing, T.V, and my own experiences at Travel Shows and designed this program and product to fill this niche."—John Bergsma, Host of The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest

The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest Television show , travel booth and website will work together to fill a niche to educate, guide & promote the many beautiful destinations found throughout the Great Lakes Region.
John Bergsma of Grand Rapids, MI - Your host of The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest Television Show.

"This Nationally aired television show paints with a broad brush giving our Featured Partners wide exposure.
It will air on the WFN - World Fishing Network."
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 1:00 am, 7:00am and 1:00pm
All times are ET.



Jordan Browne - Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest Videographer & Editor

Jordan Browne, a graduate of Michigan State University, has been working in the outdoor industry for the last six years as both a cameraman and an editor. Throughout this time he has produced, or assisted in producing, hundreds of TV shows as well as countless YouTube/social media projects. In addition to the video work, Browne has also assisted in creating and maintaining different social media outlets for several companies. Although his true passion is bow hunting, he’s also an avid angler who enjoys fishing for most of the Great Lakes species. Trout, bass, and walleye are his favorite fish to target but given the chance he’ll fish for just about anything!

Browne has been working in the outdoor industry for many years as both a cameraman and an editor.
 
Velvet Green Creations
Web Development


The Great Lake Fisherman's Digest is an exciting adventure that continues to grow and reach thousands.  We are blessed to be a part of this great project. 

We have provided and continue to develop the following services for John and the Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest: Web Development, Custom Programming, Custom Content Management System Platform, Admins to Accommodate Fishing Reports, along with our Custom Interactive Mapping Services.


"Its been a pleasure to work with John and see his vision become a reality!"
Velvet Green Creations - Michigan Web Designers


The Nationally aired television show paints with a broad brush giving our Featured Partners wide exposure.


Great Lakes Travel Center - 40' Travel Booth with brochure display at 6 Midwest Sport and Travel Shows


Our 40' Travel Booth with brochure display at 6 Midwest Sport and Travel Shows gives us great regional presence.
Click here to view our Travel Booth Informative video.






Our interactive website complete with fishing reports and Featured Partner information pulls everything together.

Finally the Fully interactive website complete with fishing reports and Featured Partner information and direct links to their website pulls this whole thing together. Our Featured Partners

The Fisherman’s Digest is a brand new National T.V show, Travel Booth and Website all dedicated to just one thing…..Promoting Featured Destinations and the Featured Partner businesses in those areas. We use the T.V show to expose these Featured Destinations to tens of millions of viewers and direct these potential travel customers to our website. We also promote these same Partners in our regional Travel Booth. This booth is our “boots on the ground” method of reaching tens of thousands more potential customers. Our staff mans the booth answering questions and distributing our Featured Partners brochures and of course directing them to the website www.fishermansdigest.com The website is incredible offering things that no one else is doing! Our site provides accurate fishing reports for over 60 lakes and ports around the Great Lakes. These reports will generate tremendous traffic on our site opening up even more potential for our Featured Partners.

Our T.V show is also unique in that although we fish and promote fishing in our Featured areas, that’s not all we do. Each show has an area Spotlight segment. This segment is all about the community we are in, the historic spots, scenic areas, hiking and biking, kayaking and rental opportunities for our travelers. We showcase golf, skiing, ATV trails as well as shopping and dining, it’s about the whole area and providing our travelers with the RIGHT information to come and enjoy your community! So come and join us in promoting YOU!

 

The Nationally aired television show paints with a broad brush giving our Featured Partners wide exposure. Our 40' Travel Booth with brochure display at 6 Midwest Sport and Travel Shows gives us great regional presence. Finally the Fully interactive website complete with fishing reports and Featured Partner information and direct links to their website pulls this whole thing together.  I new I loved fishing and the outdoors. I new that I was comfortable around people and on camera. I always have loved Michigan and the Great Lakes, so this was an easy avenue for me to pursue. Is this easy....no, Time consuming....yes, but do I love what I do? Absolutely!

"Thanks so much for taking the time to check us out. I hope that you will experience Michigan and the Great Lakes and all they offer."—John Bergsma, Host of The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest