Great Lakes Fishing Reports

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Alpena Area Fishing Report

13 September 2019 Thunder Bay has been very good for the amazing mixed bag of several species of salmon, walleye, lake trout, and steelhead all month long. this will continue through October. The fi ...Full Report

Cadillac Michigan Area Fishing Report

9-17-19 Salmon Fishing is still going full bore. With heavy rains for much of the week the added water continues to push fish up stream. Both the Betsie River and Manistee River are loaded with fish. ...Full Report

Camp Quetico Area Fishing Report

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Century Lodge on Eagle Lake

7-24-19 Century Lodge is HOT! Been having an excellent summer and the fishing has been hot hot hot! Weather fishing deep and trolling up lakers at on of our many awesome portage lake or catching eyes’ ...Full Report

Cheboygan Michigan Area Fishing Report

Fishing out of the port of Cheboygan remains fantastic. Anglers are able to find limits of trout on most of the offshore reefs and some fish coming in deeper water. Fish are hitting on spoons and spin ...Full Report

Curtis Area Fishing Report

5-21-19 Walleye opener has come and gone with many anglers finding some success. The weather has been the biggest issue with lots of fronts and some wind making boat control as well as spot choices l ...Full Report

Drummond Island Fishing Report

Well the folks on Drummond Island are gearing up for the big walleye opener. Obviously it's been a long and cold winter, but the early bite should be strong in the shallows for both walleye and catch ...Full Report

Escanaba Area Fishing Report

Monday, September 16, 2019 Little Bay De Noc Fall is blowing in fast for the Upper Peninsula with cooler nights and windy/rainy days. The walleye bite has still been good out on the shoals of the out ...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

7-8-19 Frankfort-Lake Michigan The salmon bite remains almost non existent out of Frankfort even though we are seeing the most bait in years. Luckily our trout bite has been unbelievably good. Limit ...Full Report

Gaylord Area Fishing Report

The early fishing season is now under way in the Gaylord area. The area trout streams are running just a little behind but with the warmer weather in the next 7 day forcast, i'd expect all of them to ...Full Report

Great Lakes Bay Region Fishing Report

7-10-19 Saginaw bay is simply crazy! Deep water 25ft plus using spoons fast or slow pulling crawlers. In shallow water 10 to 15ft spoons and flicker shads have been dynamite. If you have a chance to g ...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

Fishing out of Holland has been good this past week. We found fish in 100-130 ft deep and in 170-200. Our Traxtech downriggers have been taking trout on bottom or 40-70 down while targeting silver f ...Full Report

Indian River Area Fishing Report

Well the new open water season is now in full swing up on Burt Lake in Indian River! The walleye opener was a mixed results situation. Many locals experienced fair to good results on the walleye over ...Full Report

Jackson Area Fishing Report

Jackson report 6-19-19 Hi fishing is all over the greater Jackson County area lakes. The bluegills and bass are in the shallows and are hitting just about anything and everything that you throw at th ...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

Fishing was as HOT as the weather over the Holiday weekend. Ran trip on 7/5 and 7/6 with limits on both trips. Fishing remains excellent all over the Western Basin. Limits caught most days from 14' o ...Full Report

Ludington Michigan Area Fishing Report

6-26-19 Ludington Early season fishing on the big water is the best it has been in many years. Lake Michigan is experiencing a transition from a king salmon heavy lake to a more species diverse fishe ...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

9-9-19 Fishing out of the port of Manistee has been good when you can get due to high winds. When weather cooperated fish were found 80-100 feet down in 150-250. Also we have found some fish in a litt ...Full Report

Marquette Area Fishing Report

6-25-19 Trout fishing across the UP has been going good recently. Ideal water levels have streams in prime shape for dry fly fishing. Brown Drakes and Sulphurs have had some high quality Brook and Br ...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

6-25-19 Trout fishing across the UP has been going good recently. Ideal water levels have streams in prime shape for dry fly fishing. Brown Drakes and Sulphurs have had some high quality Brook and Br ...Full Report

Muskegon County Area Fishing Report

Fishing was a little tougher out of Muskegon this week but we managed to grind them out. Big Moonshine Spoons and Dream Weaver Kevin's Girlfriend with a Popeye's Spinach Rapture Trolling Flie were the ...Full Report

Newberry Area Fishing Report

6-25-19 Trout fishing across the UP has been going good recently. Ideal water levels have streams in prime shape for dry fly fishing. Brown Drakes and Sulphurs have had some high quality Brook and Br ...Full Report

Oconto County Area Fishing Report

Redhorse and suckers are running on many Lake Michigan tributaries. Anglers were still catching walleye on the Menominee, Peshtigo and Oconto rivers but the bite was slowing down with more suckers com ...Full Report

Sault Ste Marie Area Fishing Report

7-9-19 The water temps are steadily warming in the main river and down stream bays. The walleyes are starting to show in the main river . Bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses running on the edges of ...Full Report

Tawas Area Fishing Report

Off shore fishing spite a windy days has remained excellent. Trolling 70-80 ft of water using dodger spin n glows and spoons just off bottom. Slow trolling 1.8 -2.0 mph. This charter limited out in 2 ...Full Report

Traverse City Area Fishing Report

7-9-19 Weather has been beautiful Fishing has been red hot. Limits of trout, bonus whitefish and cisco are coming on most every trip. Capt Sammy Worden (231) 218-1494 ...Full Report

Western Upper Peninsula Area Fishing Report

When the South wind blows head to Lake Superior this fall,,with surface temperature at54 the fish are moving in,,myself I target Lakers in 35-40 ft water 25-30 ft.down then move in 15-25 ft to ha ...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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"Committed to informing viewers about the best fishing opportunities in the region." 


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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