What Bait To Use For Bass - Hank Parker

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How to choose what bait to use for bass. Hank Parker explains how he chooses the first bait to throw to start a day of bass fishing.

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Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here at BassResource.com, and welcome to another edition of Hank Parker's Fishing Tips, where Hank answers your questions. And this one this week comes from Jeff Schick from St. Cloud, Minnesota, and he says, "I'd like to know what is generally the first bait you throw when you first hit the water to get 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 do I have that would most thoroughly fish the cover?" I'm looking for the bait, I'm looking for cover, and no matter where I've been, that is always the case. Fish look for food and cover in that order. So once I've found the food, and usually the birds are gonna show me where the food's at, the birds are gonna show you right where the bait fish are. So I go to an area in the lake, I follow the birds, I find the bait, then I ask myself the question, "What lure do I have that would most thoroughly fish this cover where this bait 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 over to hankparker.com and check out all the tips and tricks and articles you'll find there. And if you wanna be notified the next time we post some of Hank's tips, just subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks again for submitting that question and have a great day.