Channel catfish are still out there, and they are still eating. The cold water temps have slowed their metabolism down considerably, but they are not hibernating. They still have to eat to survive and will readily accept a handy meal. Try downsizing your bait and hooks. In the summer we catch channel catfish on bream heads the size of your palm and 7/0 and 8/0 hooks in the 80 degree water. In the winter however we downsize our hooks to 3/0 and 4/0 hooks and baits the size of the end of your thumb. If you are drifting in a boat be sure to slow the boat down to less than .50 mph., preferably .30 or less. You will not cover a lot of water, but it will pay off in the number of bites you get.