In places like this, current can mean everything in determining whether a fish will bite or not. The current here is dependent upon wind velocity, and as of this moment, there isn't much.
I imagine Kriet will stick it out until a later in the day, when the wind is expected to pick up a little bit.
Ken Golub pointed out something interesting. Both Kriet's and our boat are being held by Spotlock features on Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motors. Kriet's is facing into current flowing toward him from the cut, and we're facing into the wind, just 50 yards away.
The move paid off, for Kriet just hauled back on a good size smallmouth from the rocky cut. Golub says it will add 2 3/4 pounds to his creel.