Fishin' For Dumbasses

Fishin’ For Dumbasses

John Toone


Tips Who Want to Catch Their Own Food (and have fun doing it!)

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“Having spent some time with John in a boat, he’s not just another pretty face. In fact, and I don’t tell too many people this, he caught more fish than me when we were together.”  – Don Lamont, TV fishing host and columnist

From hipsters to foodies to the environmentally-aware, it seems everyone is interested in sourcing their own food these days. Man about town, and country, John Toone, brings his years of experience (both good and bad) to this new guide. Instructional, non-judgmental, and often very funny, Toone shares what he has learned about fishing the myriad waters of western Canada.  Topics range from how to properly clean a northern pike, why so-called garbage fish can be a culinary delight, and the tricky etiquette of pissing from a boat. 

Catch interviews with John Toone!

CBC Manitoba Scene
Breakfast Television
The Metro
Winnipeg Free Press


About the Author

John Toone

JOHN TOONE is a writer, angler, hunter and gatherer, home-schooler, and jack-of-all-trades from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His collections of poetry and children’s books have been shortlisted for seven Manitoba Book Awards. He is also the business mind behind Alchemical Press, publishers of graphic novels and literary oddities, and Electric Monk Media, producers of the documentary film Men with Beards. Please visit