Tim Lesmeister is a full-time freelance outdoor writer, photographer, radio, and television host. He began writing about the outdoor pursuits in 1984 and made it a full-time career in 1987. He is currently a columnist for Outdoor News and a co-host of Outdoor News Radio. Lesmeister is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) and was honored with the Golden Glow Excellence in Craft award at their 2013 conference. Lesmeister was recently inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame joining the 2020 class of legendary anglers, guides and communicators.