I have always ran lines when the tempeture was decent. Put one in a few weeks ago for 1 night caught 5 fish 2 flats 25 lb 2 blue 5-8 lb area and 1 5 lb flat. I did not pull the line still had about half my bait on it and checked it the next day had 1 20 lb flat 1 15lb blue and a smaller channel. Then I rebaited it and a cold front came threw. Next day I had bait perch on every hook. I changed some bait used some cut bait on 5-8 hooks and came up blank again. I have never run lines in the winter and wondered if anyone does it? If so do you move to deeper holes in the winter. I usually put lines in shallow water 5-8 foot and would also run as deep as 15 foot in this same area. Does anyone have any ideas. In the past I would just put my boat up for the winter. Might try fishing this year.