I am still fishing, the rivers haven’t froze up yet. I am using jigs and crankbaits with my slip-sinker bottom bouncer. I have been using floaters too. The water has been higher than normal so sometimes its hard to keep a jig down so I use rapalas and thunder stick Jrs. I like these because they don’t dive too deep and so I can keep my sinker close to the bottom without picking up leaves and getting snags. The large crankbaits work but I have to keep the sinker off the bottom for as far as the crankbait dives and that makes it a guessing game and harder to keep the lure in the zone.
Also in the winter sonars and jigging spoons work, especially when fishing where I can’t troll, or space is limited.
The fish don’t bite well in the cold months, but they can be caught and it’s better than sitting at home.