Glenn: Hey, folks, Glenn May here at BassResource. com,but I’m here with Hank Parker with anotherweekly tip from Hank Parker. Where he answers your questions, and thisweek’s question comes from Bob, from, uh. . . whatis that city?Hank: Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania is what Iget. Glenn: Mahanoy City?Hank: Mahanoy City. Glenn: I hope we got that right, Bob, I reallydo. The question here is, would like to know that,“During a tournament, when do you know youshould give up fishing a pattern or a lure,and try something else?And what are the factors that you considerwhen you make that change?”Hank: That’s a great question, and I likethat, and it varies. You know, I fished tournaments on the St. Lawrence Seaway in New York where you’re gonnacatch a hundred bass a day most likely, notalways, but you have a really good chanceat doing that. And then I’ve fished tournaments on Cherokee,Tennessee where, if you get five bites, you’vehad a great day. So, obviously, it’s a complete different mindseton St. Lawrence Seaway versus Cherokee Lakein Tennessee, so it depends on what body ofwater you’re on. You know, most of the time you can look atthe history when you’ve been to a lake oryou’ve looked at a lake, and you’ve been therein the past, and there’s a history on howmany pounds it took to win a tournament, andhow many guys had limits in that tournament. I try to research and find out as much asI can about a lake. And when you’re fishing in that tournament,it all depends on what body of water you’reon, what kind of bites you’re having, howmany pounds is it gonna take to win to makethat adjustment. Again, Cherokee, Tennessee, hey, if you getfive bites in a day’s time, you’ve had a greatday. So you wanna really concentrate on stayingwith your game plan and not deviatin’. You know, you put it together in practice,and stay with it. On the other hand, St. Lawrence Seaway, man,there’s a ton of smallmouth in that place,and a lot of great large mouth, and if youdon’t have any fish going by 10:00, throwthat pattern away and go to a go-to patternthat you know produces fish on those tidalrivers, and just make small adjustments afteryou get your plan together and go for it. I’m not saying. . . I did say it but let me backup and retract that. I never liked throwing my game plan away,but if I ain’t got a fish and I’m on the St. Lawrence Seaway, something’s definitely wrongbecause I should’ve already caught 20 by now. So I’m gonna make some pretty big changesthere. Whereas, if I were in Tennessee, I would makelittle bitty changes perhaps, but I wouldn’tget too radical because five bites is good. I’m looking for 100 bites on the St. LawrenceSeaway, so I’m gonna make some more, biggeradjustments in New York than I would in Tennessee. That’s my whole point. So whatever has worked for you in practice,modify that. Make little changes. For example, if you were catching a fish onthe shoreline, on a big, rocky shoreline andthere was big boulders there, and you werecatching on a spinnerbait, and today you justcan’t buy a bite, man. You haven’t had a follow-up, you hadn’t caughta fish, go to a crankbait. Go to something to get on the bottom. They’re not coming up after that bait. If that doesn’t work, go to something youcan fish low, like a jig or a sinking wormor a tube. But don’t just abandon that area. If those fish were there, they hadn’t gonefar, and if you can’t catch ’em in there theon the inside, then move out and find thepoint. Find an area where there’s a break line, andthen fish that break line. Those types of adjustments are the adjustmentsthat have paid off for me, rather than abandonthe whole game plan that you’ve put togetherin practice. Glenn: That’s fantastic advice, Hank. Bob, I hope that answers your question. For more tips and tricks like this, you needto visit hankparker. com where there’s tonsof tips and tricks and articles on there. You can just immerse yourself in there, lotsof great information on there. And if you wanna be notified the next tipsand tricks that we post, subscribe to ourchannel. Until then, have a great day.