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

4-6-24 Drummond Island fishing report. The ice is out at all the local marinas . With the warmer temperatures the spring perch run will be just around the corner!! Today we decided to go jigging for L ...Full Report

Escanaba Area Fishing Report

4/17 ESCANABA AREA FISHING REPORT - With the warm up in the evening temperatures, we are seeing some smelt action in the small feeder creeks to Big and Little Bay. This has brought the Brown Trout, S ...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

3-30-24 Saginaw Bay fishing report. Pre spawn bite is on. Lots of fish staging in the inner Bay. 12 to 24 feet of water is hold fish. Water temperature is in the mid 30's. The wind has been keeping m ...Full Report

Holland Area Fishing Report

2-28-24 Holland Lake trout fishing from GrandHaven - South Haven is what I am most familiar with and most important tip is water temps when it comes to spring. Yesterday we were seeing 33-34 degrees a ...Full Report

Houghton Lake Fishing Report

3-13-24 Houghton Lake Well, with all the warm weather, the lake is wide open, and some fish are beginning to bite. Will have some up-and-down weather for sure for the next couple weeks. If you’re wil ...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

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Ludington Michigan Area Fishing Report

4-17-24 Western side rivers and streams. The fishing on the west side is starting to heat up with these unseasonably warm temperatures. Steelhead fishing is winding down on the rivers but, drop back s ...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

4-5-24 Manistee area Hey John it’s Brady Stasa. The early spring has fish spread out both up and down the Big Manistee river. There are a mix of pre and post spawn fish. Fishing around gravel with 8- ...Full Report

Marquette Area Fishing Report

2-19-24 Marquette area Central Upper Peninsula Report Inland. MQT Adventures and Guide Service 906-362-7916 Fishing has remained steady, even amidst rain, wind, sun, or snow due to mobile tactics and ...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

3-25-24 Oscoda area Here’s a current fishing report for the lower AuSable River. The current odd weather has prolonged the usual spring steelhead run on the lower AuSable River. Currently water temps ...Full Report

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Saint Ignace Michigan Area Fishing Report

8-23-21 St Ignace Well the fishing out of Saint Ignace was absolutely fantastic this past week. A variety of fish were hitting but the Lakers were on fire. We fished between 85 and 115 feet around bo ...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

2-6-24 Lake Gogebic With the warmer weather and minimum snow cover and with thinner than usual ice, we’ve been sliding to shallower parts of the mud flat and have had a lot of success finding roaming ...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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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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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. 

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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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