Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. comand I’m here with Hank Parker. We’ve been out on the water fishing todayfor a while, and it’s getting kind of warmout so we thought we’d take a break and answersome of your questions here on another episodeof “Hank Parker’s Fishing Tips”. So, Hank, this week’s question comes fromChris from Charleston, Indiana, and he wantsto know what is your seasonal approach tocatching bass year-round?Hank: Well, you know, different parts of thecountry have different seasons and some placesare not affected as much as others. You know you go to Lake Okeechobee in Florida,for example, you don’t have a real slow, coldwinter bite like you do in North Carolinawhere I live so. . . Where I started fishing, you know, I stayedbasically North and South Carolina and inthe wintertime, it’s really, really importantto slow down. And I learned, early on, fish aren’t nearlyas deep as I used to think they would be inthe wintertime. On those real cold days, I would think thatthe fish would be really, really deep, andthat’s not the case at all. Most of the fish that I caught in the coldwintertime when the water temperature was50 degrees or right around that 50-degreemark, and I didn’t catch very many fish whenthe water was under 50 degrees in North Carolinaor South Carolina. So that’s kind of a make-or-break temperaturefor North and South Carolina, that 50-degreemark. But fish were always in that 8, 9, 10-footrather than at 20 and 30-foot water for me. And the watercolor where I lived, Lake Wylie,Lake Norman, Lake Gaston, Buggs Island, youknow, we didn’t have super clear water. So wintertime fishing, slow down. Spring, be as aggressive as you feel like,be in pre-spawn. Every season is a little bit different, butI wanna say I break it down in the everyday. Days are different, hours are different. My son Ben in fishing tournaments for a longtime and he would find fish and practice andexpect them to be the same the next day whenthe tournament started. It never is. It’s a changing process. So even though you got a season and you cansay, “Rule of thumb, fish are gonna be onthe backs of the coves in October and November,”and that’s pretty much a rule of thumb. April, May they’re gonna be spawning, they’regonna be in the shallows, they’re gonna bein the bushes, they’re gonna be on flanks,March, April, May. And I’m talking North and South Carolina here,so that varies. Summertime, as soon as the May spawn is over,they’re gonna move out and get on the ledgesfor summertime fishing. So you’ve got a system that you have but itchanges every day. You get a good, cloudy day and those fishmay be out there on the ledges, but they maycome around the shoreline and you catch onewith topwater bait, even though there area lot of fish still on the ledges. So even though there are seasons and seasonalpatterns, I approach a lake on a daily basis. Glenn: That’s probably the best way to doit, let the fish tell you what to throw andhow to catch ’em. Hank: I’m telling you, it just changes andthere is a rule of thumb, but, boy, that rulegets broken a lot. You know, the weather varies, temperature,wind blows, the bait comes in on a point andall of a sudden, here it is, July and you’recatching fish out of a foot of water. Glenn: Yeah, that’s gonna happen. Hank: So you’ve gotta be able to adapt. Glenn: Yeah. They don’t read the same books we do, do they?Hank: They don’t. They don’t. Glenn: Well, Chris, I hope that answers yourquestions. For more tips and tricks, visit “Hank ParkerOutdoors. “Or if you wanna be notified the next timewe post some of Hank’s tips, subscribe toour channel. Till then, have a great day.