The weatherman missed the forecast just a little bit. Instead of 20 degrees with 10-15 SW wind it was 8 degrees and 15-20 @ 4am.
SW wind is only way we could have gone to our spot. We were hunting west side of lake. Call was for wind to pick up later in morning and gusty. We had out more divers than puddlers. Backed way of on number due to the wind. It still was a PITA - long line in the prop.
Saw a few pairs - 3 & 4's early. Some black ducks and green heads. We got off 3 shots appease at some bluebill and wiffed.
Mid morning nada flying. Lots of shots fired at nearby WMA but, none came our way. Not even any geese? Figured the cold weather and being late season we would get some action - was not no be. By 8:45 the heater would no longer stay lit in the blind due to the wind. About 10 'til 10 we decided to go ahead and get the deks up before wind got any worst. Headed to landing at 10:30. 3.5' rollers tight and white caps. The downwind side of the lake looked like the ocean. Good we were in CC and not the jon boat. Good chat with Mr green jeans at landing. Buddy got warning ticket on regis on boat but, they were cool. They said lots of shooting on WMA but, not much killing! Not how we wanted to end season. Only two good hunts this year. Well - always next year. Bummer.