i have a question. i fish for blue cats below a dam on the ohio river and fish from the bank mostly. i do really well in the spring and the fall and usually quit fishing there in december. i have tried fishing there later but havent done any good. i know that blues will retire to deep holes of water and chase shad in the winter. the hole i fish is somewhere between 70 and 80 feet deep. thats pretty deep. would there not be cats there year round? also i know they will follow schools of baitfish. i catch shad all winter long at a small tailwater of a local lake. now if shad stack up below this smaller dam, would they also do the same in a larger body of water? i just wonder if i shouldnt try it some more to see if they are there. any advice would be greatly appreciated.