As a rule of thumb during the colder months you need to fish slower and use smaller baits. Waxies and maggots always worked well for me in the past (esp. up north) and would probably work good in a cold water pond. If the water is warm and/or spring fed worms would be a good choice and don't forget to see what is native to the area.
Drxring, do you use maggots down here? If so where do you source them if you don't mind me asking?
Hi Mike --
Yes, I started using them last year.
If I'm going to buy a bunch I'll get them from Forked Tree Ranch as their price is the best, but you
need to buy 5,000 minimum. http://forkedtreeranch.com
If I'm going make a small buy I go with Speedy Worm. http://www.speedyworm.com
Both of these companies are top drawer.