Today was a good day for learning on Lake Wateree. Man what a nasty morning . It was 44 degrees and the wind from the NE at 7. Rain was hitting my face like bb's as we made our way to our fishing hole. Started around 8am. The wind blew hard and the fish bite was poor. After a couple hours of futility and begging the big cats to bite we headed for a different section of the lake and a different technique. Started drifting about 11am. Finally broke the ice with a eating size blue but the wind continued to blow like a banshee. It wasn't what you like to see. Frontal passage and blue bird sky. The white clouds seemed to run across the sky. But guess what, occasionally a patch of darker clouds would come in and the wind began to lay. The fish started around noon (dinner bell rang) and we found a productive drift bite. We finished our day with a fat and sassy 26 pound blue. I was real proud of how our day turned out because it was starting to look like the zipper lips had been applied. It just goes to show that the weather in the winter can change in just a few hours and the bite can go from 0 to 60 in the same about of time. Was rewarded with a nice mess of fish and a kicker plus a sunset that looked like the sky was on fire.