Well the sun decided to come out today so I got my new licens grabbed some bait and head to the river. I was fishing from the bank, using red worms and small shinners (live, cut, and smashed). I was out from about 1000-1330, I put two cats about 8" on the bank using red worms. Didnt get a single thing on the shinners. I was fishing a slack area 3 foot bay around a 14 sand hole. Just down river a guy was catching eating size channel using G&S dip bait, in 3-5 foot of water where the Rock and Pecatonica River meet. This weekend is going to be nice again I'll just have to give her a try then. The walleye fishermen vertical jigging the 14' hole didnt catch a thing. Any cold water tips for me.