i am rather new to fishing and hunting, so i have alot to learn. i was bored the other day so i went after work, it was a little cold but i thought they would hit a top-water popper or jitterbug. i tryed everything, hula-popper, different color jitters, plastic worms, even night crawlers. got nothing, didnt even see a fish. my question is, are bass active in cold water and with what bait? hows about catfish are they active right now? i know a pond with hundred of albino channels you can see then on the edge of the dock moving about, for the life of me i cant catch them, have cast and waited 3 and 4 hours and got nothing, also lots of bluegill to steal the bait. all i can catch is kitty fish, i swear i caught one smaller then my pliars in my tackle box.