i caught these 2 carp and one smallmouth buff on the mon in downtown pittsburgh using bread dough. i found the dough on the lawn in the park above the dock. folks bring bread to feed the ducks and geese and someone aparantly tried feeding them with a whole loaf of uncooked bread dough. the ducks and geese passed on it, but the carp and buff couldn't. i never tried fishing in december, but it seems all you need is a little extra patience this time of year... and maybe finding some fermented bread dough. good luck to all.