Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com, andone of the questions I receive is, “Hey, youknow, how do I find fish on a lake?How do I put together a pattern?”So I’m gonna take you through the steps Igo through, the methodology, and hopefully,you can incorporate that into your style offishing. First off, I really can’t tell you where tostart fishing on your lake or how to do it,but if I were gonna start on a lake that Idon’t even know anything about, first thingI would do is just start fishing everything. I know that sounds obvious, but let me walkyou through that. Say, for example, I come across the dock. I’m gonna fish the front of the dock, thecorners of the dock. I’m gonna cast midway, on the side of thedock, all the way to the back and run a baitalongside the dock. If it has anything like a ladder on it ora slide, or perhaps a boatlift, anything likethat, I’m gonna fish that, and fish it verythoroughly, both with fast-moving baits andslow-moving baits. And move on down the line, I’m gonna – samewith the weeds, any weeds that are pockets,points, anything – fish it very thoroughly. Once I get a bite, I stop and analyze that. First, where on the lake itself is that dock?Is it on the main lake?Is it on a steep incline?Is it on a flat?Is it really shallow?Does it have muddy bottom underneath it ora hard bottom?Is it a rocky bottom?Are there weeds in there?What kind of weeds are they?Is it milfoil, hydrilla?Is it lily pads?That sort of thing. Think about like where is that dock?And also, think a little bit more of like,is it on a point?Is it back in a cove, perhaps?Is it along a creek channel?Is it near deep water?Now, think about those things. Where is that dock positioned in that lake?And then, think about it even further. Where did that fish hit?Did he hit it on the sunny side or on theshady side of the dock?Did he hit it on the deep side or on the realshallow side of the dock?You know, pretty soon, you’ll start to pickthis up. As you go from dock to dock to dock, prettysoon you might figure out, “Hey, it’s onlyon floating docks” that you’re getting bit,not on docks that are on piers, and therehas to be weeds around that dock. Then take it a little bit further. How was that fish biting it?Is he hitting it right when the lure hitsthe water?Is he hitting it as it’s falling?Or do you have to jig it up and down on thebottom and maybe drag your lure on the bottoma little bit before the fish will bite?Again, if you’re always getting hit whilethe bait’s falling, then why waste time jiggingit and dragging it back?You know, reel it in, cast back out there. Get your lure back in the strike zone, andget another fish. After a while, in paying attention to this,pretty soon you’re gonna figure that, “Hey,the dock’s that are on points, that are nearcreek channels, or deeper water, that havemilfoil on there, and they’re only floatingdocks, and I’m only getting hit on the shadyside of them. “Now you can target. You can go down a bank and you know whereto cast, and you can skip all the unproductiveareas. And I know, as a tournament angler, I’m gonnacatch more fish than my competitor who hasn’tfigured that out yet. So pay very close attention, be observant,to what kind of cover the fish was on, howhe was positioned on it, and how he struckthat bait. And that’s gonna put together a pattern foryou. You’re gonna be a lot more productive, andyou’re gonna put together a pattern whereyou can catch a lot more fish. I hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks like that, and forthe answers to all your questions about bassfishing, leave a comment down below or visitBassResource. com.