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January 15, 2020


Glenn: Hey, folks, Glenn May here at BassResource.com,
but I’m here with Hank Parker with another weekly tip from Hank Parker. Where he answers your questions, and this
week’s question comes from Bob, from, uh…what is that city? Hank: Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania is what I
get. Glenn: Mahanoy City? Hank: Mahanoy City. Glenn: I hope we got that right, Bob, I really
do. The question here is, would like to know that,
“During a tournament, when do you know you should give up fishing a pattern or a lure,
and try something else? And what are the factors that you consider
when you make that change?” Hank: That’s a great question, and I like
that, and it varies. You know, I fished tournaments on the St.
Lawrence Seaway in New York where you’re gonna catch a hundred bass a day most likely, not
always, but you have a really good chance at doing that. And then I’ve fished tournaments on Cherokee,
Tennessee where, if you get five bites, you’ve had a great day. So, obviously, it’s a complete different mindset
on St. Lawrence Seaway versus Cherokee Lake in Tennessee, so it depends on what body of
water you’re on. You know, most of the time you can look at
the history when you’ve been to a lake or you’ve looked at a lake, and you’ve been there
in the past, and there’s a history on how many pounds it took to win a tournament, and
how many guys had limits in that tournament. I try to research and find out as much as
I can about a lake. And when you’re fishing in that tournament,
it all depends on what body of water you’re on, what kind of bites you’re having, how
many pounds is it gonna take to win to make that adjustment. Again, Cherokee, Tennessee, hey, if you get
five bites in a day’s time, you’ve had a great day. So you wanna really concentrate on staying
with 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 you
don’t have any fish going by 10:00, throw that pattern away and go to a go-to pattern
that you know produces fish on those tidal rivers, and just make small adjustments after
you get your plan together and go for it. I’m not saying…I did say it but let me back
up 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 wrong
because I should’ve already caught 20 by now. So I’m gonna make some pretty big changes
there. Whereas, if I were in Tennessee, I would make
little bitty changes perhaps, but I wouldn’t get too radical because five bites is good. I’m looking for 100 bites on the St. Lawrence
Seaway, so I’m gonna make some more, bigger adjustments 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 on
the shoreline, on a big, rocky shoreline and there was big boulders there, and you were
catching on a spinnerbait, and today you just can’t buy a bite, man. You haven’t had a follow-up, you hadn’t caught
a 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 you
can fish low, like a jig or a sinking worm or a tube. But don’t just abandon that area. If those fish were there, they hadn’t gone
far, and if you can’t catch ’em in there the on the inside, then move out and find the
point. Find an area where there’s a break line, and
then fish that break line. Those types of adjustments are the adjustments
that have paid off for me, rather than abandon the whole game plan that you’ve put together
in practice. Glenn: That’s fantastic advice, Hank. Bob, I hope that answers your question. For more tips and tricks like this, you need
to visit hankparker.com where there’s tons of tips and tricks and articles on there. You can just immerse yourself in there, lots
of great information on there. And if you wanna be notified the next tips
and tricks that we post, subscribe to our channel. Until then, have a great day.

17 Comments

  • Reply Asapfishing1 June 17, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Awesome vid

  • Reply Liam H Fishing June 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Love your vids!!

  • Reply Ben Pritchett June 17, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    When you get days that are 90-95 degress how do you catch them on shallow lakes?

  • Reply Mark Henry June 17, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Bet Hank has a killer Bill Clinton impersonation.

  • Reply michael shoffner June 17, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    great video

  • Reply Fred 1975 June 18, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Great tips Hank!

  • Reply Copperhead Fishing June 18, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Great info. 👌

  • Reply Bass Fishing In Florida June 18, 2018 at 1:31 am

    i was always wondering when’s a good time to switch out thanks a lot !

  • Reply levi youmans June 18, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Before I change lures ill change colors or sound. On my frogs I just swap to a popping frog. Just today I changed from a June Bug Rage Craw to a Watermelon Seed Rage Craw and it wasnt but 3 slow drags later in 10 foot + of stained water and I caught a bass.

  • Reply Bass Nazi June 18, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Great knowledge as always.

  • Reply BrightSideOfLife June 18, 2018 at 6:30 am

    If I don’t catch something within 5 mins I change baits. Which is a terrible habit

  • Reply RhinoFishing TV June 18, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Great tip, thanks Hank! Hard to give a specific answer that going to help everyone on their local lake. I supposed we should adjust based on our experience in a particular body of water.

  • Reply Fishing With Honcho June 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Love Hank Parker and his show, but that went off the rails fast!

  • Reply Proteus Xavier June 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Some great tips. When in doubt, I find it always helps to calm my mind and pay attention to my intuition. Sometimes, the gut is my best co-angler.

  • Reply Tim Cody June 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    That's not always true at Cherokee Lake Tennessee I've caught 32 in a day from the bank in less than 4 hours and a few of them 3 and 4 lb Jesse Nibley

  • Reply Suellen Gonçalves - Pesca Esportiva June 18, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Great Video Congrats.👍🎣🐠🐟

  • Reply K Watts June 18, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Hank is the man!

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