|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.
"This Nationally aired television show paints with a broad brush giving our Featured Partners wide exposure."
Our Fishing TV Show airing times are as follows
CBSSN NEW AIRTIME is Saturday's at 7:30 a.m January-March
Fox Sports Ohio is Saturday's at 11:00 a.m January-June
Fox Sports Detroit is Sunday's at 7:00 a.m January-June
NBC Sports Chicago Plus at Monday's at 12:30 p.m January-June
|Velvet Green Creations
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!"
The Nationally aired television show paints with a broad brush giving our Featured Partners wide exposure.
Our interactive website complete with fishing reports and Featured Partner information pulls everything 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