Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach
The temps lowering is actually what pushes the shad deep and turns on the big blue cat bite. December is the best month of the year for large catfish. I assume you mean that it is bad for the channel catfish bite?
Originally Posted By: blooper961
The temps lowering are bad for catfishing, but good for everything else. When they drop into the 50, and 40,s,its all over till the spring., except for deep crappie and stocked trout.