Why do most other local divers not work through the winter? You don't haul for the winter in that area, do you?
While it doesn't freeze solid usually here, the creeks in our area do freeze during the winter, so it gets pretty cold in the water. Most people I know haul for the winter, but as bheintz mentioned, some people use bubblers, etc. Just 125 miles south of here, most everyone leaves the boat in all winter, but the water is much higher salt content.