Cold Water Pike

Some North Idaho fishermen just don’t give up and never quit, even when the weather turns cold and rainy as it did in the latter part of October in Bonner County. Fish-N-Fool lure manufacturer, Rick Lawrence who lives in rural Bonner County is one of those guys.

This late October pike, estimated at 15 pounds came to a presentation cast by Fish N Fool Lures manufacturer, Rick Lawrence.  Photo from Rick's cell phone.

This late October pike, estimated at 15 pounds came to a presentation cast by Fish N Fool Lures manufacturer, Rick Lawrence. Photo from Rick’s cell phone.

Never Quit on Cold Water Pike

Just because it clouds up in October and the sky lets go of cold rain is no excuse to pass on fishing for pike, according to Rick Lawrence.

This estimated 15-pound pike is exactly what Rick Said he hoped to catch on a day I had to pass up. That morning, in a phone call inviting me to join him, he specifically said, “Well, okay, but I hope to catch at least one fifteen-pounder today. Wish you could come along.”

It’s not so much my friendship he cherishes, I think, as it is my camera. But I’ll give him this good credit as he took the photo in this story with his aging cell phone held in one hand while the rod, bending over the hefty fish, was held in the other.

Good job, Rick. It’s another example of a great North Idaho fish. I guess we just have to believe we can do it and we do, right?