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 fromLindsey Smith from San Antonio, Texas, andshe wants to know what determines when youpeg a Texas Rig plastic at the hook, abovethe hook, or when do you let it just slidefree. Hank: Lindsey, that is an absolute fabulousquestion. I peg my sinker at the hook when I’m flippingheavy cover because I don’t want my plasticworm or my creature bait, whatever it is thatI’m flipping, I don’t want it to stick uphere, and my lead slide down the line andbump that bass in the nose. I want that lead to keep. . . or that tungsten,whichever weight I’m using, I want that tostay with my bait, and take the bait to thefish and not bump him in the nose. So if I’m fishing heavy cover, I prefer topeg that lead. If I’m pitching or flipping, I wanna peg thatlead. The reason I don’t peg that lead all the timeis, I miss more fish with a lead peg thanI do with it sliding free. So that is the reason that I don’t peg allthe time. Some people tell me, “I peg all the time,I don’t miss fish,” but I’ve found, personally,I miss more fish with a pegged lead than Ido sliding free. Now, if I peg that lead up above my hook,I call that a split shot rig. Some people call that a Carolina rig, andit is a form of both. So if I want my weight, my worm, to floatfree from the bottom of my creature bait ormy lizard, or whatever I may be fishing, thenI will peg that weight. And I usually don’t peg it. I usually tie a swivel on to stop my leadbecause I like the freedom. If a fish hits it and your lead’s attached,he feels that. If you drop your line, he still feels it. But if you get a bite with a Carolina rigwith a lead that slides free and a swivelto stop it, you can let him take it and hedoesn’t feel that lead. He just pulls that line. So that is the methods that I use, and I thinkthat you’ll find that when you fish that heavycover, a pegged leg. . . lead – pegged lead,not a peg-leg, that’s a pirate, keep thatin mind – a pegged lead will work more effectivein heavy cover, and a free lead will get youmore hook-ups on a percentage basis in moreopen water. Glenn: Lindsey, thanks for the question. For more tips and tricks, visit hankparker. com. And if you wanna get notified of when we postmore of Hank’s tips, just subscribe to ourYoutube channel. Thanks for watching and have a great day.