I've got them 12 months of the year here in WI... Usually will throw a smaller sized crappie candy (size 10 or 12) in olive or foxy clouser with black lead eyes. Some fish will stay shallow, even in the cold. If you can present to them, they will eat. Seems like when we get a break from the cold, they will run down streamers or anything. In general though, something that moves and breathes without you having to move it a lot will be your best bet.