The weather was actually really nice...the high temperature exceeded 50 degrees F on the day, which was a really nice change from the sub-zero weather we had been having. That is Iowa for you!
Typically this pond has some nice bluegills, extremely few crappies, and a few smallish bass. It is also notoriously difficult to find fish on it during ice season. One day a year or two ago, Ron, Jim, Jay and I drilled at LEAST 50 holes in this pond and just couldn't find fish anywhere. Well...Jim found a few fish in one hole.
Anyway...long story short, neither Jay nor I caught a single Bluegill, although I'm sure there were a few around. I ended up catching 10 Crappies from 9"-11", which is absolutely uncharacteristic for this pond. And I caught 5 bass up to 13".
Jay also caught crappies and bass, neither of us used any live bait.