How To Find Fish on Unfamiliar Lakes | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com, and
I’m here with Hank Parker with another episodeof a Hank Parker Fishing Tips, Hank Parker’s
Fishing Tips. Hank: I like that. Hank Parker Fishing Tip. Glenn: There we go. Hank, this week’s question comes from Chris
from Maryland. And he asks or she asks, “If you are scheduled
to fish a lake or river that you haven’t fishedin a long time, what are the three most important
things you look at?”Hank: That is a great question and I appreciate
that. Number one, I want to know if that water’s
been rising or falling. That is critical. When I go to a lake, is the water rising or
falling?Obviously, I already know based on the time
of the year whether it’s pre-spawn or post-spawn. But that’s very important to take into consideration. And the third thing that I want to know is
watercolor. And today, we’ve got so much more information
we had when I was fishing on the tournamentcircuit, I’d always charter airplane and fly,
and look at the. . . look at the water from theair. And if it was a little off-colored water in
a certain area, I can mark it on my littlepaper map before we never had LakeMaster from
Hummingbird, and Navionics, and all the othermaps that are out there. We just wrote it on a paper map and I would
fly the lake. But I like that information. I want to know, is there muddy water somewhere. Because it’s a lot easier in most cases to
catch big fish and trick them in off-coloredwater than it is clear water. So I’m always looking for that advantage in
that little bit of off-colored water. I want to know if the water’s been rising
or falling. If the water’s been rising, the fish are gonna
be on the inside. They’re gonna be on the inside of the breaks. They’re gonna be up shallow. If the water’s been falling, they’re gonna
be on the outside. They’re gonna be on the break lines. So, all of that is really important before
I start to look. But I gather that information, and then I
go through a process A, B, C and try to putmy pattern together. Glenn: Perfect. Perfect. Chris, I really do hope that helps you. For more tips and tricks like that, you need
to visit HankParker. com, where there’s lotsof tips and tricks and articles posted by
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