If I was going to give someone a fishing tip,probably the most important tip I could giveanybody is if they’re going to go fishingand they want to catch fish, the first thingthey have to have is a lot of patience andthey got to have a lot of confidence. Every cast you make you got to be thinkingin your mind, I’m going to get bit. I’m goingto catch one. And sooner or later you’re goingto catch one. But if you go out there witha negative attitude and you don’t have a lotof patience, and you fish too quick, and youpick up and go constantly, just running fromhere and running from there instead of fishing,you’re going to catch a lot more fish if youspend a lot more time fishing instead of behindthe console. They say, I never, deep diveing crankbaitsis my worst trait. I just can’t catch fishon them. And one of the main problems aboutthat is deep diving crankbait fishing is work. It really takes a lot out of you, and you’regot to have patience. And people just picka deep diving crankbait up and throw it forabout 15 or 20 minutes, and they’re tired,and if they don’t get a bite they don’t wantto keep doing it. They’d rather pick theirplastic worm back up and go back to beatingon the bank. So, that’s probably the most of the peoplethat come; the deep diving crankbait is themain thing they want to do. They want to catchfish on deep diving crankbait. Crankbait alot of times is just, anybody that can casta rod and reel can catch a fish on it, becauseit’s got two treble hooks on it, and if youthrow it in the right place, they’ll biteit. But there are a lot of times when yougot to finesse the crankbait just like a jig,or plastic worm, or anything else. You got to get it down in the cover and workit through the cover and figure out the waythat bait’s got to work–and the action thefish want on the bait. A lot of times youcan’t just reel it constantly. You have todo a stop and go, you got to work it throughthe cover. For the lake that I live on, whereI conduct these fishing lessons, there’s alot of timber. And crankbait and timber don’tmix, usually. They mix good to catch fishout of, but you hang up a lot. And that’s teaching people to be able to walka crankbait through brush and stuff, and notget hung up near as often. You’re going toget hung up some, but to not get hung up allthe time is one of the key things to learnin the fishing of crankbait. And even in grass,you got to figure out a way to get as manycasts as possible, or complete a cast withoutfouling your bait up in grass and stuff. Thereare a lot of ways to do that, and it takespatience. When it comes to taking my class the firstthing they do is when that bait starts runninginto timber is they pull back. And that isa sure-fire way to hang the crankbait up. That bill, the design on that bait is divinglike this, and that bill is the first thingthat hits that piece of cover. So if you haveyour rod pointed at your bait, most of thetime when you’re reeling that bait, and thatlip starts getting on that limb, if you’lljust kind of start walking it over that limb,that’s normally when the strikes are goingto happen–when that thing swims off awayfrom that limb, when it kind of darts awayfrom it. That’s when one of the fish comesout and hits it. But if you throw out there, and you’re walkingit, and cranking that bait back, then justas you start to feel limb, if you pull likethat, set the hook in any way, you’re goingto just hop that bait, the bill right overthat limb. The first thing that’s going tohappen is that hook’s get hung up in the limb. So, you got to have some feel at crankbaitfishing just like you do jig fishing, or wormfishing, or anything else. You got to knowwhat that bait’s doing down there and whenit’s hitting the right stuff. When I set that record on Falcon, there wassome rock, a little bit of jagged rocks stickingoff the edge of the point. And I had to hitthat rock constantly. I had to make the rightcast to make that bait get down there andhit a jagged point on the rock and in seventeenfeet of water. But I could tell when thatbill started getting down there and startingto come over that rock. I had to have theright retrieve and be paying attention, andall of a sudden that bait would just loadup with a big fish. If I ripped it throughthere, they wouldn’t bite.