Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here at BassResource. com,and welcome to another edition of Hank Parker’sFishing Tips, where Hank answers your questions. And this one this week comes from Jeff Schickfrom St. Cloud, Minnesota, and he says, “I’dlike to know what is generally the first baityou throw when you first hit the water toget an idea of the fish’s mood. Hank: Jeff Schick. Glenn: Jeff, yep, Schick. Hank: The first thing that I always do, Jeff,is I ask myself the question, “What lure doI have that would most thoroughly fish thecover?”I’m looking for the bait, I’m looking forcover, and no matter where I’ve been, thatis always the case. Fish look for food and cover in that order. So once I’ve found the food, and usually thebirds are gonna show me where the food’s at,the birds are gonna show you right where thebait fish are. So I go to an area in the lake, I follow thebirds, I find the bait, then I ask myselfthe question, “What lure do I have that wouldmost thoroughly fish this cover where thisbait is?”And I choose a bait accordingly. Glenn: Great answer. Thanks so much, Hank. Jeff, I hope that answers your question. But for more tips and tricks, head on overto hankparker. com and check out all the tipsand tricks and articles you’ll find there. And if you wanna be notified the next timewe post some of Hank’s tips, just subscribeto our YouTube channel. Thanks again for submitting that questionand have a great day.