Greg Hackney: You know, probably top threetips on the spawn, you know, number one iscover lots of water. You know, don’t get caught up fishing forthe first fish you see. Would be, roam around and see how they’resetting up. Are there pairs?Are there singles?Number two would be, don’t be afraid to fishfor dirty water. Once you find them in clear water, then goto the dirty water and target the, you know,the same type of area where you saw thosefish. A lot of times, those fish in the dirty waterwill be a little easier to catch. You won’t have to visually fish for them. Number two would be don’t count out movingbaits for. . . when certain conditions are right,you can always catch spawning fish on movingbaits whether it be a swim jig, a crankbait,a spinnerbait, a frog. But just under certain conditions, you know,the weather gets right, makes those fish alittle more susceptible to a moving bait ratherthan just throwing plastics on them. Keri: Sure, sure. Brent Ehrler: Top three tip for the spawnof shallow water fishing, obviously, you needto fish shallow around the spawn. Typically, you need to get in bays or coves. Once you get into the bays or coves, baitchoices, Yamamoto Senko if you can’t see them. It’s an excellent bait for covering water. If you’re looking for fish that are actuallyspawning, it’s a great bait to throw aheadof the boat, and don’t do anything with it. You’re looking in the water for spawning fish,you’re looking for cruising fish, let thatbait sink to the bottom water while you’relooking and reel it in. If you go to reel it in and there’s somethingon there, you set the hook. If there’s not, you reel it in and cast again. Then once you find betting fish, then I’mgonna use a Texas rig with a Yamamoto Flappin’Hog. Depending on where I’m at, if I want a smallerbait, I use a three-inch. It’s actually a three and three-quarter-inch. If it’s a bigger body of water or lake thathas bigger prey, bigger fish, then I’m gonnawith the four and three-quarter ones, a littlebit bigger ones. So, two sizes of Flappin’ Hog both on a quarterrounds head, Texas rig with probably 20-poundtest. The spinning. . . or I’m sorry, the Senko, I’mgonna probably throw on a spinning out thickwith braided line, 12-pound braid to eight-poundfloor carbon liter. And I’ll most likely throw that wacky rig. But the best thing about that is you castout and do not touch it, slack line. It does all the work for you. That’s the whole design of the Yamamoto Senko. It’s how it falls. So, the fish, you know, can’t resist thatbait. It’s, by far, the number one bait around thespawn. Jacob Wheeler: Number one, always wear a goodpair of sunglasses and have different shades. You don’t actually have to spend $200, $300on a pair of sunglasses. I wear Wiley X, there’s a lot of great brandsout there. But have, you know, different shades, youknow. Have a grey, have amber, have a brighter,a brighter, like, yellow. Give you a couple different looks of whatthese fish are doing and see a couple inchesor a foot deeper. That’s a huge difference. Another thing, fish lower because those fish,sometimes they’re a little finicky. When you get around there, fish lower whenyou get those areas where those fish is spawning,especially, when you can’t see them. And last, but not least, don’t be afraid tothrow at top water. When the bass or spawning a lot of times arevery territorial in what’s above them becausethey don’t wanna bluegill or shad or a minnowor anything around them. So that’s one of my thing that I’ll throwa trap prop or a skitter walk, skitter pop,something like that to draw their attention. They’ll come up there and actually eat itbecause they’re protecting their beds. Edwin Evers: Top three tips for the spawn,I would say is one, all fish don’t spawn atthe same time, you know. You may hear or see lots of fish up shallow. For every fish that you see up shallow, there’sgenerally that many more back behind you. So, keep that in mind. Two, quiet. You got to be quiet. If you are actually up there fishing, themore quiet, the more stealthy you can be,the more success you’re gonna have, you know. Make long cast. Keep all the noise to minimum in your boat. Don’t be sitting in a slamming lids or turnmotor on and off. So, you know, be very, very stealthy. And then last is, you know, just. . . if you’revisually sight fishing for spawning fish,you know, you can. . . you know, like, how longit takes when you’re flipping that bed, andthen a fish comes in there, and then he leaves. Think about that when you’re fishing muddywater because, you know, not. . . they don’t. . . youknow, all the lakes that we all fish, they’renot all clear, we could see them. But by doing it when it’s clear and you seehow long it takes, think about that when you’reflipping muddy water to let that bait sitin there a little bit longer, especially,if you’re flipping bushes or docks, you know. So many of us go down the bank and we flipit. Let it go to the bottom, you know, you pickyour bed there and you pick it up ones. Check it, no bite, then you reel it in anddo it again. During the spawn, a lot of times, that’s whenI. . . I’m gonna leave it in there, you know,twice as long as ever was. And you’re gonna be amazed how many more bitesyou get. Ott DeFoe: Top three tips for the spawn is,for me, I love to fish a wacky worm duringthe spawn, you know. So if I’m just going down the bank lookingfor fish, and even when I’m actually sightfishing, I’ll use a wacky worm a lot. Number two would be to use a top water. I get a lot of fish on a top water bait. Name that storm cover pot, then I count tonine. Nine on last year in a bass master class. Keri: That’ll be nice. Ott DeFoe: So I was going a long way againthis year. But yeah, would be to use a top water baitsometimes. Those fish will just be extremely aggressiveto it and you’ll catch fish much easier thatway. Number three would be to sue a heavy baitor not a heavy bait necessarily but a bigbait, something that’s a big profile especially,when you’re sight fishing a big bass, youknow. I’m talking a five-plus pounder. Don’t do that all the time with a real smallbait. A big bait will make that fish much more aggressive. Keri: Really?Ott DeFoe:Yeah. Keri: Good tips, I’ll use them it myself. Ott DeFoe: Okay. Keri: What are your top tips for the spawn?Brandon Palaniuk: Yeah, we’re getting intothat time of the year when it’s happening. The number one thing for me there is goingto be identifying if it’s a catchable fishor not, okay?And especially, in a tournament situationwhere you got eight hours, it’s importantto be able to learn which ones you can actuallycatch. If that fish. . . if you are driving up to itand it just takes off like a bottle rocketand doesn’t come back right away, probably,gonna waste your time trying to catch thatone. You want the ones that you drop by on 100and it sits there and looks at you. Those are the ones you wanna chase after. The next thing is gonna be identifying wherethat fish’s sweet spot is because they allhave a sweet spot. And I…actually it will create a grid systeminside the bed that helps me break that downquicker and where that fish reacts mostly. And then the other thing is gonna be, youknow, bait selection. What do you do to select the right bait?And you’ll see fish that are hovering reallyclose to the bottom, and some that are, kindof, suspended up. When I’d see that, if they’re close to thebottom, I’d try to choose a Texas rig or somethingthat’s on the bottom. And if they’re suspended up, a lot of times,I’ll throw a drop shot so that those fishdon’t have to change their position to attackthe bait. Skeet Reese: Top three tips for fishing aspawn. I’m using a very large swim bait to find spawningfish, so seven-inch to even up a 12-inch sizebait will pull fish from a long ways away. So to show you where the fish are, a littletip, and fishing a drop shot, so whateveryour favorite Berkley bait. For me, whether it be a lot of times, it’sPit Boss. But, you can fish a drop shot in or a 6-poundtest but you can also put on flipping stickwith 25-pound test. But make it sure you fish a drop shot. And third tip is for fish weightless. If you’re just randomly casting fishing aweightless worm. . . so I’m fishing the new generalwacky rig that will slow weightless fall onspawning fish is hard for them to resist.