So my bait has been out for week. It was hit next day and than every day until Wednesday. In that time they cleaned out about 2/3s or over 200 lbs. Thursday a polar front moved in and night time temps dropped to 15F with day highs of 28F. To top it off at the cabin we got 5 inches of snow Thursday night and than another 2 inches Friday night. This pic was taken Friday afternoon before the next 2 inches fell:
Headed off to check the site Saturday mid morning. Oddly enough at the put in (15 mile from the cabin) there was only an inch or two of snow:
On the way:
Three miles down the lake from the put in at the bait it was more like 2 or 3 inches of snow. Pic was taken about half way down the shooting lane to the bait:
So the action dried up Wednesday night but i figured I would sit out anyway as i know for sure if I'm on the couch it ain't gonna happen. Set up on the bait at about 1 pm. Temp was around 25F most of the day - stayed out for 8 hours. The hide makes use of a windfall root mass that i carved a U shaped rest into for a shooting rest. I was #$%^ cold by the time I finished up the boat trip back to the truck.