It was a day off. The ice is not on the ponds so it was time to go out. The temperature was about 40 degrees, but the wind was blowing about 30miles per hour. Not the best of times to go, but the opportunity was there. I choose a pond where I knew there are some trees that will block the wind. I can't cast over about 35 feet, but not being blown away will help. No canoe on this trip as it was just too windy to try that.