John Gillespie started his television career as a sportscaster and worked in TV newsrooms from 1972 through 1990. His stops included Milwaukee, WI, Toledo, OH, Green Bay, WI and Dallas, TX.

In 1990 he decided to end his newsroom career and start his own outdoor show, JOHN GILLESPIE’S WATERS & WOODS.

The unique aspect of his program was to produce 52 new and current programs every year. This past spring he celebrated his 1000th consecutive show without ever airing a repeat.

John’s entertaining on-air style sets him apart from the other outdoor shows. He himself portrays the average angler going on a fishing trip with an expert. He employs some of the biggest fishing names in the Midwest such as Pete Maina. These regular co-hosts take John all over the Upper Midwest and Canada on a quest for big fish.

John’s show has dominated the TV ratings for outdoor shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis for the past 20 years.

His shows are current, fun, and give the fishermen the heads up on what is happening right now.

John is married and has 5 children who all enjoy the outdoors.

John makes fishing fun and exciting!

  • BORN 1950 in GREEN BAY, WI
  • GRADUATED FROM MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY IN 1972