I made it out for an hour or so in the high winds. That was about all the time I could take standing out there being battered with no action. I hooked and fought a fish on my second cast of the day, then nothing else the rest of the hour. The wind was terrible and I moved on to scout another lake that is usually open by this time of year. It is still 100% locked up in ice. Disappointing but I will keep checking it to time the ice off fishing.