James Holst | MN

James began his fishing career as a fulltime fishing guide, spending more than 250 days a year on the water, coaching clients how to catch walleyes on the Upper Mississippi River and Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs. In 2000, he launched the In-Depth Outdoors website, allowing him to share his knowledge with a broader audience.

In 2006, James began doing what many dream of, but few get the opportunity to do – host a fishing TV show. In-Depth Outdoors TV is now (2016) in its 10th season. “The motivation for my involvement in the fishing industry – from my early days as a guide to my TV and Internet fishing businesses of today – has been and always will be to share what I’ve learned with anyone that is interested,” says the In-Depth Outdoors TV host.