Great Lakes Fishing Reports

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Alpena Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Alpena has had good reports of Steelhead in the river system at 9th street damn on the Thunder Bay river. When targeting these steelhead start working winter patterens as temps have cooled ...Full Report

Cadillac Michigan Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell have been covered with ice for almost 2 weeks but still aren’t safe to go out on. Since the rain and wind earlier in the week both lakes have opened up some. Cad ...Full Report

Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

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Century Lodge on Eagle Lake

10/8/2019 The fall Musky bite is is going great on Eagle Lake. I haven't experienced musky fishing this awesome ever in my life. The trolling is outstanding from now till ice up. Fish are stacking up ...Full Report

Cheboygan Michigan Area Fishing Report

11/4/2019 Well if BIG smallmouth are what you love then this is the time of year. Both Burt and Mullet are kicking out very nice fish. I was out last weekend with my friend Tony from UP North Smallmo ...Full Report

Curtis Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Early winter fishing is happening across the UP region. As snow is flying and coming down like crazy many of our rivers are quite high for this time of the year with the recent snowmelt las ...Full Report

Drummond Island Fishing Report

10/21/2019 The fishing season is coming to an end on Drummond island at least from a boat but that shouldnt stop you from getting out! There are still some perch around but they are scattered now. Yo ...Full Report

Escanaba Area Fishing Report

11/11/2019 Winter weather is upon us as anglers start targeting primarily walleye. Overall, walleye fishing was good with bigger fishing showing up daily. Reports of good limits of walleye are what j ...Full Report

Frankenmuth Area Fishing Report

Paddling season is here! Did you know that the waters of the Cass River in, and around Frankenmuth offer some awesome fishing/paddling opportunities. And there's also a great opportunity for "small bo ...Full Report

Frankfort Area Fishing Report

11/11/2019 The winter weather that has hit the Frankfort area has made fishing and getting out to fish very difficult. The betsie river was producing good steelhead but as this cold stretch hit hom ...Full Report

Gaylord Area Fishing Report

11/11/2019 The weather has changed in the past two weeks but big Trout are still hot. If big Brown trout in small streams is something that gets you excited, the time is now and it will keep you warm ...Full Report

Great Lakes Bay Region Fishing Report

11/26/2019 Fisherman have finally been able to get out on the bay as winds have calmed down. Fishing straight out of Linwood in 18-22 feet of water has been very good trolling Deep diving husky jerks ...Full Report

Hearst Air Service Area Fishing Report

The fishing season is just around the corner. If you still want to book a great "Fly in" we have a few spots left! Big Pike and Walleye are waiting for you at any of our camps. Call us today and leave ...Full Report

Holland Area Fishing Report

11/19/2019 River conditions on the st.joe and Kalamazoo Rivers still a little high but clear water temperatures are around 36 degrees the leaves have cleared out pretty good plug fishing maglipz hott ...Full Report

Indian River Area Fishing Report

10/14/2019 Fishing in the Indian river area especially on Burt Lake has really come alive! The perch bite using slip bobbers on weed edges, over submerged weed beds, and main lake flats has been the k ...Full Report

Jackson Area Fishing Report

10/21/2019 The Jackson area has been on fire for those who are getting out. Limits of big Blue gills, monster pike, and huge bass are being caught all around Jackson. Big bluegills have made there wa ...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 Erie Shores and Islands Ohio Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Erie shores has been hot and is continuing to stay hot! Temps are dropping off but then fishing is not. I only fished a couple days ‘this week and I fished approximately two miles east of ...Full Report

Ludington Michigan Area Fishing Report

11/26/2019 The Pere Marquette river continued to produce good numbers of steelhead. The fish were bouncing back after the cold spell so the bite should be good for the next week or so as weather rem ...Full Report

Mackinaw City Area Fishing Report

6-26-19 Mackinaw city Trout fishing has been good although the water is still a little on the chillier side. It is starting to transition so we are finding hot and cold pockets. Salmon are just starti ...Full Report

Manistee Area Fishing Report

11/26/2019 Steelhead were in the deeper holes through the cold front however the bite should pick up with the warmer temperatures this week. Most were fishing below Tippy Dam. Focusing on the middle ...Full Report

Marquette Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Early winter fishing is happening across the UP region. As snow is flying and coming down like crazy many of our rivers are quite high for this time of the year with the recent snowmelt las ...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

Munising Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Early winter fishing is happening across the UP region. As snow is flying and coming down like crazy many of our rivers are quite high for this time of the year with the recent snowmelt las ...Full Report

Muskegon County Area Fishing Report

12/2/2019 Fish are biting in West Michigan still! Walleye, Walleye, and more Walleye! Big body baits, Rapala Husky jerks behind offshore planer boards in deep water off breaks has been producing the ...Full Report

Newberry Area Fishing Report

10/28/2019 When its comes to Fall fishing there is no better place than the Newberry area. The colors are absolutely stunning but are coming to an end as colder temps have arrived. Out in front of t ...Full Report

Oconto County Area Fishing Report

11/18/2019 Good perch fishing was seen at Oconto Park II and the Oconto City docks. Better catches were coming from Oconto Park II as the Oconto River was yielding smaller size perch primarily. Minno ...Full Report

Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

11/26/2019 The Walleyes are in larger schools and feeding very aggressively right now in 12 to 15ft of water. The best program right now is running bandits at 1.2-1.5mph. The key was finding suspende ...Full Report

Tawas Area Fishing Report

11/26/2019 Steelhead fishing has been improving with the resent warm weather. Pulling plugs in the deep runs has been working best on the Au sable river. Steelies have also been caught drifting wax w ...Full Report

Traverse City Area Fishing Report

10/28/2019 With water temperatures finally taking a plunge ,the bass in northern Michigan are starting to go into their pre-winter binge!! What generally gets them going in my experience is day two a ...Full Report

Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

11/18/2019 Well its that time of year in Michigan especially the western UP. Its ice fishing season. Some small lakes in the area have been reported to have 6 inches of ice but as always use extreme ...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." 

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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. 

"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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