Howitzer Poppers have caught some smaller bass recently, the water temps seems to be discouraging the bigger bass from hitting on topwater? I've had some good success on a Feathered Gamechanger like the one in the picture below.
During one cold and rainy afternoon, I really had some fun with that Gamechanger:
Although I had fished this pond pretty hard all year, I had not caught the bass above since November 15, 2017...almost a year ago! It gained 1/4" in length.
Another day was warmer and fairly calm. Found some Common Carp willing to hit flies. This one was 29":
This one measured 25":
Caught a few crappies:
Some bluegills....a few Pumpkinseed Sunfish:
As well as some other feisty bass in the 15"-16.5" range: