Great Lakes Fishing Reports

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Alpena Area Fishing Report

4-9-24 Alpena area Well, the Hubert‘s started off lake trout season in thunder bay with a bang! Ayvery is breaking in her new Angler Qwest for the upcoming charter season. The downrigger‘s and divers ...Full Report

Cadillac Michigan Area Fishing Report

1-17-22 Cadillac area Hey John this is Heath. Here is a rundown of my first trip to Cadillac of 2022. We concentrated our efforts on Lake Mitchell this time. The tactic I always try to use on these l ...Full Report

Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

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Cheboygan Michigan Area Fishing Report

2-20-24 Cheboygan area The nights been very cold, and black lake is producing nicely for both pike and Wallye. Roughly 6 inches of good ice on the North end of the lake where I was fishing. The nights ...Full Report

Curtis Area Fishing Report

2-15-24 Curtis Mi area With cold temperatures coming, the ice should heal up quickly. Earlier this week my friend Cody from hard water adrenaline spent a few days on South Manistique lake. As you can ...Full Report

Drummond Island Fishing Report

5-29-24 Drummond Island fishing report May 29th 2024 . There's lots of opportunities for anglers!! The walleye bite remains excellent the fish are starting to push a little deeper as the water tempera ...Full Report

Escanaba Area Fishing Report

Escanaba/Gladstone area Fishing Report -Perch fishing remains solid in the upper bay of Little Bay De Noc with some limits being caught using tinsel perch rigs, minnows and crawlers in 25-35 feet of ...Full Report

Gaylord Area Fishing Report

1-27-24 Gaylord area Ice Fishing Report I Just caught The Biggest Northern Pike I have ever Caught! This Giant Northern Pike was 42.5 inches long and was released shortly after I caught it! The full ...Full Report

Great Lakes Bay Region Fishing Report

5-29-24 Saginaw Bay Fishing Report. Walleye fishing is great, to say the least. Lots of good numbers are being caught in many locations. Shallow bite all the way to 25 feet of water is holding fish. ...Full Report

Holland Area Fishing Report

5-8-24 Holland area Fishing for king salmon has started out of the port of Holland. Catches of 5-10 kings were pretty common over the past week in 80-150 FOW. Traxstech riggers 40-90 down took a few ...Full Report

Houghton Lake Fishing Report

5-25-24 Houghton Lake Well, I went up and film the show yesterday on Houghton Lake. Fishing was lights out good. The lake flies are just starting to hatch. Fishing should be very good for the holiday ...Full Report

Indian River Area Fishing Report

1-31-22 Indian River Guest reporter Cole Hoogerhyde gave us this great report. Burt’s been talking to me this year we’ve been putting good numbers of walleye on the ice off Burt, fishing deep str ...Full Report

Kesagami Wilderness Lodge Area Fishing Report

6-17-19 Well this year's fishing season started out in fine fashion up at Kesagami wilderness Lodge. The Walleye and big Pike were biting ferociously, and guests were catching fish of a lifetime regul ...Full Report

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

[Click here for the most recent Lake of the Woods fishing report!](https://lakeofthewoodsmn.com/lake-of-the-woods-fishing-report) ...Full Report

Ludington Michigan Area Fishing Report

5-4-24 Ludington area Hey guys, watch this very cool video report from Ludington and getting on the action. Big fish early this year. www.jbscustomcharters.com jbscustomcharters@gmail.com 586-202-7517 ...Full Report

Mackinaw City Area Fishing Report

8-23-21 Mackinaw City Fishing is starting to heat up in the mackinaw city area. The fish are biting in the slot at the south side of Bois blanc island and the mainland. If you're looking for kings t ...Full Report

Manistee Area Fishing Report

5-5-24 Manistee area The Manistee fishing report is simple. Limits of kings the last 3 days. In 20 years, I've never seen the king fishing as good as it is now, Especially for the beginning of M ...Full Report

Marquette Area Fishing Report

5-23-24 Marquette area Fished lake superior 5/20-22. Launched out of brownstone and fished up around laughing fish point, in shelter bay and AuTrain bay. We targetted coho salmon, king salmon and lake ...Full Report

Meta Lake Lodge Area Fishing Report

Meta Lake lodge 6-19-19 Well we recovered from the opener and things are rolling along here at Meta lake. The fishing is flat out, nothing short of stupid good. Almost every angler in camp has had an ...Full Report

3-18-24 Monroe area Great Lakes Northern Pike My friend John Wrixon found some hefty northern pike fishing on Lake Erie in Michigan waters. The boys caught some nice fish with rapala f13 and f18s as ...Full Report

Oscoda Area Fishing Report

5-28-24 Oscoda area Fishing Report Lower AuSable River. A few late run chrome steelhead are still coming in. Hot shotting Mag Lips 3.0, 50-60’ back has been working well. AuSable River mouth area. T ...Full Report

5-28-24 Port Clinton Ohio Now's the time to come up and go fishing. Fishing is phenomenal right now with limit catches going on. Lake Erie is on fire right now with walleye. Bring your own boat or boo ...Full Report

Saint Ignace Michigan Area Fishing Report

5-22-24 St Ignace area Well, the big Atlantics were definitely hitting today out of Saint Ignace. We started fishing quite close to Mackinac Island and worked our way around the East side of Bois Blan ...Full Report

Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

7-26-21 Sault Sainte Marie fishing report. The mayflie hatch is towards the end and the fishing should pick up. The Atlantic's, Rainbows and Whitefish are being caught behind the power plant. Drift ...Full Report

Traverse City Area Fishing Report

4-11-24 Traverse City area The early spring bite in the Traverse city area is more of a late winter holdover!! For the most part the Bass are exactly ,or in close proximity ,to where they were when we ...Full Report

Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

5-2-24 Western U.P Surface water Temps on Superior are still mid 40's making running shallow water 15-40 foot deep very productive. Running shallow slender stick baits on shoreland side and mid ran ...Full Report

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Welcome to the Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest, with your host, John Bergsma.  Our website, television show and travel booth are all dedicated to conveying the vast opportunities that abound for the Great Lakes Region. 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

Our Fishing TV show, website and travel booth 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 about our accomplishments, goals, partnerships, and our love the Great Lakes region.

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"Let me introduce you to some amazing Great Lakes Fishing Destinations!"

TV Show & Travelogue

As a long time pro fisherman, 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 great fishing, golf, sightseeing along with a variety of other outdoor activities that make these stops unique and memorable. 

The Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest TV 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.

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"Committed to informing viewers about the best fishing opportunities in the region." 

Great Lakes Fishing Regions | ALPENA, MI CADILLAC, MI CURTIS, MI DRUMMOND ISLAND, MI ESCANABA, MI FRANKFORT, MI - BENZIE COUNTY GAYLORD, MI FRANKENMUTH, MI GREAT LAKES BAY REGION, MI HOLLAND, MI HOUGHTON LAKE, MI INDIAN RIVER, MI JACKSON, MI LAKE ERIE SHORES AND ISLANDS OHIO LUDINGTON, MI MACKINAW CITY MANISTEE, MI MARQUETTE, MI MUNISING, MI MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI NEWBERRY, MI OCONTO COUNTY - WI SAULT STE MARIE, MI TAWAS, MI TRAVERSE CITY, MI WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA, MI

Featured Destinations

The Great Lakes Fishing Destinations we have selected are extraordinary locations for the best fishing experiences in the U.S.  The Great Lakes are an incredible combination of freshwater lakes that hold a abundance of fish species for the greatest outdoor experience.  Along with incredible fishing opportunities, these communities offer great food and services. 

There is a variety of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Many of our destinations offer hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, shopping dining, camping, water sports, and rentals.  Groups can also enjoy boat tours, lighthouses, historic sites, wildlife, along with waterfall sightseeing opportunities. There is so much to see and do. That's what makes our destinations...the best. 

"Tune into our great adventures and add these incredible destinations to your bucket list."

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Recipe of the Month

Our Recipe of the Month will feature many of our great catches of the season.   This new addition to our program lineup will add flair and flavor to our website and television show. These segments will help viewers 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 Recipe of the Month, both on our Fishing TV Show and on our site - go fishing, grab a bite!

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"From our TV family to yours, we encourage you to go fishing and grab a bite!"

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