Jim Ernster grew up in the Brainerd Lakes area and like the rest Leisure Outdoor Team has a passion for hunting, fishing and Family. Jim is married to his lovely wife Jenny and has 4 kids, Alayna, Jessie, Grace and Cassie. After gathering degrees at both the University of St. Thomas and Unviersity of Notre Dame, Jim returned to the area as a teacher and a coach in 1999. Jim has been a tournament angler and guide since 2007, spending countless hours on the water honing his skills. Jim was a co-angler with the FLW, fishing such lakes Devils lake, Cass Lake, Leech Lake and Pools 3 and 4 on the Mississippi river. Fishing such a variety of lakes exposed Jim to an array of techniques that he consistently utilizes to put his clients on the fish. Being a teacher and a coach Jim has a passion and tremendous patience for teaching others how to fish. Jim is also helping publish the Leisure Outdoor Adventures newsletter and writing articles for the LOA team.
Jim’s passion and dedication to fishing will ensure you of a quality time on the water.