Record-Holding Fisherman Shares Secrets of Northern Idaho Fishing Lakes

For his 11th fishing guide set in the American Northwest, John E. Moore explores lakes found in northern Idaho. Dog Ear Publishing has published this latest work.

Eugene, OR, April 06, 2017 --( Northern Idaho features a lot of wide-open spaces, and some of that space – as well as more developed areas – contains lakes that draw fishermen. John E. Moore uses his considerable experience to detail how to find these lakes – and sometimes what works best to catch fish in that lake– in his latest fishing guide, released by Dog Ear Publishing.

“A Fisherman’s Guide to Selected Lakes of North Idaho” contains detailed information on 100 lakes in the Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties of Idaho’s northern region. That area features a mix of high mountain lakes and lowland warm water lakes. Each alphabetized entry has a photograph taken by Moore, as well as its size, elevation, maximum depth, GPS coordinates, species of fish and directions Moore has used. (If he doesn’t have that information, he simply says so.) For some lakes, Moore shares what has worked for him to catch fish in that place.

The avid outdoorsman details each lake’s characteristics, from the clarity of its water to nearby landmarks and geography, paths and potential hazards. Even before heading out on for a day of fishing, readers can learn which lakes have toilets, campsites, picnic tables or a boat lunch and which have little more than a dirt patch for parking.

Moore’s black and white photos add to the guide’s usefulness, helping fishermen plan their next outing to the beckoning waterways. And he can’t help but add details about wildlife, such as an active beaver lodge found at Dawson Lake or noting that moose frequent the area by Bull Run Lake.

This latest fishing guide follows “A Fisherman’s Guide to Selected Lakes of Northwest Montana: Volume 3” (published in 2015) and “A Fisherman’s Wildlife” (2016), a coffee table book of photographs taken while researching his fishing books that offers a up-close look at the wildlife found in the American Northwest. He also wrote “Biography of a Man: The Life of Chuck Moore,” about his father.

Moore has written 10 other fishing guides, and the 10-time Washington State record holder has held certified weight records for five different species of fish. The author, who was born into an outdoor-oriented family in northwest Washington, enjoys searching for new places to fish and has explored sites in Idaho, Washington and Montana.

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A Fisherman’s Guide to Selected Lakes of North Idaho
John E. Moore
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-5214-4 366 pages $21.95 US

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