Great Lakes Fishing Reports

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Alpena Area Fishing Report

1-3-22 Alpena area Grand lake is producing some very nice perch and walleye. Conditions in the bays lake ice is 6 inches but just froze last week. The perch are hitting tip ups with large blues, and ...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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Century Lodge on Eagle Lake

Start of season Update 5-10-20 Hey everyone! We hope that you're all weathering this health scare in good shape. I'm heading up to the lodge tomorrow, to get things opened up for our early season gue ...Full Report

Cheboygan Michigan Area Fishing Report

1-10-22 Burt lake Hi John, Here are some pics from yesterday. I was fishing the shoreline areas 5-7’ for depth with a #12 treble suspended about 1/2 way down with a split shot, I caught some very nic ...Full Report

Curtis Area Fishing Report

7-26-21 Curtis area Well the good fishing continues on big and south Manistique lakes in Curtis. We just arrive for annual vacation, and the first trolling pass yielded for keeper pike and two nice ke ...Full Report

Drummond Island Fishing Report

1-17-22 Drummond island Perch fishing is starting to heat up most fish are being caught in the middle grounds 12-20 ft of water on jigs tipped with minnows or wax worm . A few herring and whitefish ar ...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

6-15-20 Frankfort We have cold water back in the nearshore area around the Frankfort area. This has a majority of the fish staying relatively close in 65-100 Dow. Consequently, we are running 5-8 col ...Full Report

Gaylord Area Fishing Report

5-2-21 Gaylord area Fished multiple central Michigan trout streams this week. Had decent success throwing mepps and Panther martin spinners, silver and red seemed to work best. All my trout are r ...Full Report

Great Lakes Bay Region Fishing Report

1-16-22 Great Lakes Bay Set up before daybreak about 40yards from where we new the crowd would be north of the Z-bridge. Started with full minnows, moderate jigging off bottom with #5 rap and #7 rap. ...Full Report

Holland Area Fishing Report

8-1-21 Holland Fishing has been excellent in Holland but this north wind may slow it some. We’ve been catching kings, coho and trout in 90-150 FOW. Traxstech riggers 50-90 down with Big Weenie padd ...Full Report

Houghton Lake Fishing Report

1-10-22 Houghton lake The fish were biting for friend Jason Wiser on this past Sunday! Pike were caught mid day using everything. Dinner .bells, #5 jigging raps,, and tinker spoons all Tipped with m ...Full Report

Indian River Area Fishing Report

6-14-21 Indian River The fishing on Burt Lake is fired up big-time over the last week of warm weather. Bass are deep into spawning and pretty well getting done. There’s been lots of pressure but the ...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

Ludington Michigan Area Fishing Report

8/30/2001 Ludington Over the last few days 130 fow strait out has had A good bite. Spin doctors and flys doing good off divers or riggers. Anything green. Plugs and spoons of 225 250 300 copp ...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

1-10-22 Manistee area Big Manistee river is fishing well still even during the cold days of January. Beads are doing most of the damage in bright orange and chartreuse. Some jigs are doing well also ...Full Report

Marquette Area Fishing Report

1-3-22 Marquette area Panfish have been the best we have seen in years! Bluegill, crappie and pumpkin seed. Clam Drop Jigs in white glow, chartreuse wonderbread, perch blue glow, and Fire Tiger! Tipp ...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

Muskegon County Area Fishing Report

12-4-21 Muskegon Jerad Derks sent me this awesome Muskegon lake report and pictures. I have been finding my best fish by the Bear Lake Channel casting into the shallows off the drop off on the East s ...Full Report

Newberry Area Fishing Report

2-21-21 Newberry Matt Titus and his family took a bunch of cousins out fishing. Well the fishing north of Newberry near Paradise was awesome. As you can see smaller inland lakes in the central upper ...Full Report

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

Tawas Area Fishing Report

1-10-22 Tawas area Hello John this is Hunter Our fishing trip was a success, we were on a small lake north of Tawas just in Oscoda county. Well it was just a couple hour fishing trip since my cousin h ...Full Report

Traverse City Area Fishing Report

12-19-21 Traverse City Two limits. One Fri, one Sunday. Using chartreuse or pink atlas Mike's netting with orange floats. Fresh salmon or stealhead eggs work best. But properly frozen eggs will work ...Full Report

Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

1-3-22 WUP-Lake Gogebic Hey everybody Justin Soffa here, the fishing on Lake Gogebic has been solid for about 2 to 3 weeks now. Walleye fishing around the edges of the lake on shallow structure has b ...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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"From our TV family to yours, we encourage you to go fishing and grab a bite!"

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