Glenn: Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com, andI’m here with Hank Parker with another episodeof a Hank Parker Fishing Tips, Hank Parker’sFishing Tips. Hank: I like that. Hank Parker Fishing Tip. Glenn: There we go. Hank, this week’s question comes from Chrisfrom Maryland. And he asks or she asks, “If you are scheduledto fish a lake or river that you haven’t fishedin a long time, what are the three most importantthings you look at?”Hank: That is a great question and I appreciatethat. Number one, I want to know if that water’sbeen rising or falling. That is critical. When I go to a lake, is the water rising orfalling?Obviously, I already know based on the timeof 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 iswatercolor. And today, we’ve got so much more informationwe 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 ina certain area, I can mark it on my littlepaper map before we never had LakeMaster fromHummingbird, and Navionics, and all the othermaps that are out there. We just wrote it on a paper map and I wouldfly 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 tocatch big fish and trick them in off-coloredwater than it is clear water. So I’m always looking for that advantage inthat little bit of off-colored water. I want to know if the water’s been risingor falling. If the water’s been rising, the fish are gonnabe 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 gonnabe on the outside. They’re gonna be on the break lines. So, all of that is really important beforeI start to look. But I gather that information, and then Igo 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 needto visit HankParker. com, where there’s lotsof tips and tricks and articles posted byHank. And if you want to be notified the next timewe post Hank’s tips, subscribe to our channel.