I just bought my first 6' casting net. After throwing it out in the snow a dozen times to get the feel, I conjured up the idea to try catfishin' in winter. The only thing is, should I even try catching shad (in December) or should I stick w crawlers or stinkbait? Do catfishs' metabolism slow down in rivers (Tippicanoe R., Starke Co.) like bass? I'm sure they're hidin' in the deep holes, but what about timing? At sunrise? After? Mid-day? B4 dark? Anyone try limblining or trot lines in winter? Works great in spring thru fall.