Glenn: Hey, folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com,and welcome to another edition of Hank Parker’sFishing Tips. This week’s question, Hank, it comes fromMike Barnett from North Florida, and he says,”I live in a small shallow lake about sevento eight feet deep. In Florida, the lake has a lot of eelgrassand is fairly clear. If you fish this lake for the first time withoutany knowledge about it, what would be severalbaits you would try first?”Hank: Well, I like that, and I probably fishedthat lake before. Nah. I fished a lot of them in North Florida, andI love a mainly small lake. Eelgrass can be very productive, but fishare not always in eelgrass. Sometimes they’re there, and sometimes they’renot there, but I’m going to check it out first. And eelgrass, you can fish a Johnson spoon,works really, really good. A spinnerbait sometimes works good. Buzzbait if the water’s clear. He mentioned clear water. I like to fish over the top of that eelgrasswith a buzzbait. So I’m going to start with the eelgrass, forsure, and then I’m going to start with a seriesof baits that’s kind of based on water color. That water color’s really, really clear, andthat eelglass. . . eelgrass, got it, is closeto the surface, probably going to start outwith a buzzbait or something, especially earlyin the morning. If the eelgrass is under the water somewhat,then I’ll probably use a spinnerbait. I won a tournament on the St. John’s Riverin Florida fishing eelgrass, a Super Basstournament, and I won it in a place calledCooley Bay on the St. John’s River. And I could fish the eelgrass when the windwas blowing. When the wind was blowing and the water wasmoving, it would allow me to get my spinnerbaitthrough the eelgrass without hanging up onit, and I caught big bags on the days thewind blew. When the wind didn’t blow, I couldn’t do it. My spinnerbait would hang up in the eelgrass. I couldn’t get the fish to hit it, so I hadto go to a worm, and I’d catch smaller bagsof fish. So if the wind’s blowing really good, youcan probably fish that spinnerbait throughthat eelgrass. If not, you may have to stick with the surfacewith the buzzbait and a plastic worm. But, it can be good. If it doesn’t work, get away from the eelgrass,and fish the break line. Glenn: Mike, thanks for submitting that question. I hope that helps. For more tips and tricks, visit hankparker. com,and check out all the tips and tricks andarticles on there, and there’s a whole lotmore too. And if you want to be notified the next timewe post one of these videos, just subscribeto our YouTube channel. Until then, have a great day.