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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.

Fisherman's Digest TV Show Episodes
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.



Season 2

Episode #1 Season 2 Ely, MN. Huge Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth bass fishing in Ely, MN!!
Episode #2 Season 2 Walleye Opener in St. Germain, WI!
Walleye Fishing in St. Germain, WI.
Episode #3 Season 2 Incredible Walleye and Pike Fishing on the Attawapiskat River!
Fishing the Attawapiskat River in Northern Ontario.
Episode #4 Season 2 Catching Coho Salmon in Holland, MI!
Fishing for coho salmon out of the port of Holland, MI!
Episode #5 Season 2 Big Bass in Cadillac, MI!
Big Bass in Cadillac, MI!
Episode #6 Season 2 Nighttime Walleye on Hubbard Lake!
Fishing for walleye on Hubbard Lake!
Episode #7 Season 2 Smallmouth Bass on Crystal Lake!
Smallmouth Bass on Crystal Lake!
Episode #8 Season 2 Bass and Bluegill on South Manistique Lake!
Fishing for bass and bluegill on South Manistique Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
Episode #9 Season 2 Salmon Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, MI!
Fishing for Atlantic and Pink Salmon in Sault Ste. Marie, MI!
Episode #10 Season 2 Salmon and Lake Trout Fishing on Lake Michigan!
Salmon and lake trout fishing out of the port of Manistee, Michigan!
Episode #11 Season 2 Huge Smallmouth Bass in Escanaba, MI!
Huge Smallmouth Bass in Escanaba, MI!
Episode #12 Season 2 Bass and Walleye Fishing on Burt and Mullett Lakes!
Bass, walleye, and pike fishing on Burt and Mullett Lakes in northern Michigan.
Episode #13 Season 2 Mixed Bag Fishing in Marquette, MI!
Mixed Bag Fishing in Marquette, MI!

Season 1 Episodes

Show #1 Escanaba, Mi. Great Lakes Mixed Bag
On this episode, John and his guest Ken Lee ply the waters of legendary Little Bay De Noc in Escanaba Mi. Escanaba is a well known location for both Walleye and Bass tournaments, but on this day John and Ken simply "go fishin" for what ever is biting. This show shows off the "inner bay" for a great mixed bag show of Pike, Smallmouth and Walleye!
Show #2 Ely, MN. Top Water Smallmouth
In this episode John and "Chefs Grant and Jim" join in on some fantastic top water bassin. Shot in the gorgeous town of Ely, Mn this episode features all the surface busting action that anybody would want. Ely is located right on the edge of the boundary waters canoe area and offers fisherman some of the most amazing year round smallmouth fishing in the world.
Show #3 Whitefish Lake Lodge-Wawa Ontario Family fun Walleye
In this fish catching bonanza John and Guest Bill Alderden owner of Whitefish Lake Lodge experience the fast fishing for "Eaters" that makes Whitefish Lake a popular spot for family fishing fun. John and Bill catch loads of fish and show off one of the best "Walleye Catching" rigs from John's tournament arsenal. Join the fast action on Whitefish lake along with a healthy Walleye recipe from "Chef Grant"
Show #4    Alpena, Mi    Lake Huron Lakers
In this episode John and local charter captain and friend Steve Hulbert go searching for a good afternoon of Lake Trout fishing. Plying the waters of Lake Huron just outside of the port of Alpena, Mi john and Steve have a great day catching a variety of sizes perfect for the grill or just an afternoon of no work! John shares valuable tips on how you can increase your next catch of Great Lakes Gold.....Lake Trout!
Show #5 Burt & Mullet Lake "Mixed Bag"
In this episode John and Friends jump in the boat for a quick Fall fishing day. The weather is Beautiful and the fish cooperate with some great "Quality" fish. From Pike and Walleye to Bruiser Smallmouth, this day keeps everyone in the boat happy! You just never know what your going to catch in November.
Show #6 Lake Cadillac "Pan Fish"
On this unique show John and his guest show off the versatility of Crestliner's new 2050 Authority. This Great Lakes Boat is also the perfect platform for small lake panfishing. John explains some of the important factors in having success in the early season, while reminding us all to practice "selective harvest" by letting the big fish go!
Show #7 Sault Ste Marie-Michigan: St Mary's River Walleye
In this episode John is joined by good friend and local Fisherman Dane Stanaway for some good ole summer time Walleye fishing on the famed St. Mary's River in historic Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. This town boasts some of the most diverse fishing anywhere and the presence of the "Soo Locks" only adds to the enjoyment of fishing in Michigan's first city.
Show #8 Curtis-Michigan
In this episode, John puts a hold on his mid-summer vacation and takes a couple family members out for a fun day on the water. Big Manistique Lake in tiny Curtis Michigan has some great year round fishing and John shows that small crank-baits around weeds can be a very effective presentation!
Show #9 St. Germain, Wisconsin, Walleye and More!
In this episode John and local expert and guide Rob Manthei show off a normal day of fishing in the Northwoods town of St. Germain, Wisconsin. Lots of eater walleye and an afternoon mixed bag of smallmouth and Largemouth Bass keep the guys busy for just another fun day in the late summer!
Show #10 Tawas and Au Gres Michigan Walleye
In this episode John and his guest explore the outer Saginaw bay area out of the ports of Au Gres and Tawas. Famed charter captain Mike Viene joins John on a quest to get some eaters for a weekend fish fry. The outer Saginaw Bay area is one of the premier fisheries in the country for tasty Walleye. Settle in for a fun summer show.
Show #11 Marquette Gold
In this episode john is joined in the boat by legendary Marquette charter captain John Tomczac as they search for some fast biting lake trout for the grill. The waters of Lake Superior out of Marquette harbor in Michigan's upper peninsula is the setting and this show illustrates just how easy and accessible these tasty fish are to catch.
Show #12 Keweenaw Lakers
In this episode John and good friend Steve Erbisch test out a tried and true Lake Trout pattern. Bumping balls on the bottom to coax up some really active Lakers. This method of fishing is almost foolproof and the scenery out on Lake Superior off the Keweenaw is second to none!
Show #13 Lake Trout Heaven on West Michigan's Gold Coast... Holland Michigan!
On this exciting episode John and charter captain Don Alofs end the Lake Trout triple play with a fantastic day out of the port of Holland, MI. This was a fantastic fishing day with size and numbers keeping the guys busy on a beautiful late summer day on Lake Michigan.