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Tested and proven on California lunkers, Gary Yamamoto's Senko has quickly become a sensation throughout the United States. The Senko's salt impregnated, has a healthy profile, casts like a bullet, and features a unique smooth-and-even horizontal fall when fished weightless or wacky style. It's not magic, but it's pretty darn close.
The sure thing!
There aren't many sure things out there anymore, but after four years of fishing with Senco's, I can absolutely guarantee you more bass in the boat. What proof do I have? Over the past two years my log book shows I've caught 665 bass on Senco's alone. On a spring day last May in Wisconsin I landed 72 bass in about 6 hours, all with Senco's. Four of them went over four pounds. The 4" Senco is my favorite and believe me I've experimented with many sizes and colors. I rig it weedless on a 2/0 Gamagatsu extra wide gap hook, skin hooked back into the body of the lure. No weight is needed. My favorite rig is a 6' medium action g-loomis IMX spinning rod with 20lb test, 6lb diameter Power Pro line with a three foot flourocarbon leader. This set up assures you a solid hookup with little chance of loosing a trophy due to light line. My favorite color? Any color works as long as it's watermelon w/black flake. :) That's all I purchase anymore. It covers all conditions, all the time. I can't tell you how many novice fishermen I've introduced to this wonderful little bait with great success. It's as close to being THE perfect lure that I've ever found. Ask anyone that's tried them and I'm sure they will agree with me. Give them a try, you'll be glad you did.
April 25, 2006
Wacky Rigging Supreme Plastics
These are unbelievable. I caught 32 bass in 3 days including one day of 17. I have used 3 of the colors, and they all worked the same. Fish nail this bait. I have already ordered more because I made the mistake of not having the Wacky O Ring Tool. That is coming in the next order. The worm gets cut in half after 2 to 3 fish. So that tool is a must to save money and time.
September 13, 2012
Fished wackey worm style in New River for smallmouth it works great. Sinks faster than other worms..
September 4, 2012
I dont know how many of these Ihave But will not go fishing without them There are the go to baits if I dont get no bite and just a few biats. It seem like they well find me fish. I do it for the sport of it any way. As long as gary yamamoto keep making them I well keep buying and useing them
August 28, 2012
I love to fish a Zoom trick worm weedless, but lately my catch ratio has gone down. I've had these senkos in a back of my tacklebox for a while and I haven't thought of using since I have produced with the trick worm. Should I use the senkos, weedless or weighted, or stick with the trick worm in another color. For extra info. my lake is large with the deepest area is probably 5-6 feet.
These worms are heavy enough to cast by themselves and will drop the 5 feet depth in about 3 seconds. Unless you are fishing in 10 feet or more, you really don't need the weights. Fish them wacky style and you will be amazed how many fish smash this bait on the way down while you are doing nothing. Make sure you keep an eye on your line at all times, because many times I don't even feel the hit. I just notice the line running off to the side.
i would try switching colors first.make shore when you picking colors if you caught fish on the color last used but the catch numbers went down its most likely a small change in temperature which does happen more often then not in a large shallow lake...now about the senko if you do decide to use it i would use a light 1/16 oz senko hook or lighter waited hook around the shallowest areas because it will give you better action and the bait will be in a eye level or close to depth but for the deeper areas i would use a wait less hook so it will drop slower and jump up more when you jerk the rod so you are essentially covering a wider range of depths with one cast,until you find the dept there at by the fish biting it on the fall or when you jerk the bait up or if the bites are erratic and not depth related which is not usually the case but you are fishing in the deepest part of 6 feet so the bites may very well be erratic.
I would give the Senko's a try if I were you. They are very good on bass, pretty easy to use too. Just skin hook them with a standard worm hook used for Texas rigs. No need for weight, they pack a ton of salt into these things so a 5" Senko should get down 5 feet in just a few seconds. Plus they behave more naturally with the weightless presentation.
I tried Senkos for the first time this year and have nothing but success with them so far in every color that I have used I use the 4" rigged wacky mostly but I have used in heavy weed cover it hooked similar to a carolina rig with out a weight it sink fast enough for me and is heavy enough to cast as far as needed.
since your lake is very shallow just try a new color trick worm because the senko falls a lot faster and works best 5-10 feet. if you decide to fish a senko never put a weight on it. it ruins the action and makes it literally act like a falling stick. for the colors try a very unique color like white. bass become used to traditional lure colors so dont always try to match the hatch.
i would try the senko weedless and if your not getting nay bites but a light weight bullet weight on it to give it more action. Trick worms use to be my go to bait, but lately I've had bad results from them. You can't go wrong with a watermelon seed fluke.
I used to live in Jersey, and the 4 inch is just fine. That is the only one I use. I have the 5 inch and 6 inch just in case one day they don't produce. I have never had a problem though, and the 4 inch just keeps producing.
In my opinion the 4" senko would work better for you. I have tried 3", 4", and 5" Senkos and now I only use predominantly the 4 and 3 inch Senkos. The three inch Senkos will get you the smaller size LMB like 1-3lb and the 4" will help attract those sizes as well as larger bass all the while keeping the sunnies away.
i am in jersey also. and i catch the same size bass as you. i do use both. it depends on the weather that day and how the fish are biting that day. it also depends if its murky or clear water. most water in jersey is murky so i like to use something bigger like a 5 inch. but if nothing is biting then i will switch to a 4 inch which is effective most of the time.
Normal, just u-hook the worm near the location of the heart section of the worm. Weedless, -put hook through by heart of worm, then push a loop in the center of the worm, push the hook back through the worm and skin hook it in the loop of the worm
I prefer a 1/0 or 2/0 Gamakatsu Octopus Circle hook (wacky-rigged). I was using a Gamakatsu Finesse Worm hook but lost a few nice fish. No problems since switching to the circle, and I'm often able to get smaller fish to spit it out without hooking them. This helps the Senkos last longer, doesn't harm the fish, and saves time.
I typically use the Gamakastu Superline Worm hooks or the EWG Worm Hooks, also by Gamakastu. You rig is weedless on one of these senkos and work it over stumps and such and it produces alot of hookups. These hooks are really sharp.
I like an Owner rigging hook or a Bass Pro Shops XPS wide gap hook in about a size 1/0 or 2/0. Something big enough to make sure you can get a good hookset, yet little enough so as not to be too bulky and large compared to the bait itself.
wacky rig or texas rig both work well.Color depends on depth and water clarity,species of bass,time of year and personal preference,I dont think that there is a color that is BEST.Experimentation is one of the best parts of fishing as fish will react to different colors at different times and it is always fun to find a new color that the bass want to hit.
My best results come from wacky-rigged Senkos (with an o-ring). Watermelon/Lemon is my most consistant performer, but I like the green/white or smoke/white when the fish are feeding, and firetiger, bubblegum, or blue/black for reaction strikes.
Rig it weedless and weightless for shallow presentations and Texas style with a 1/8th to 3/16th oz bullet weight for deeper fishing. Seems like watermelon/red flake is a favorite along with green pumpkin out here in California.
I have listened to many pros & watch Bass Pro's all the time. While there are many different colors to work with, the general consensus is that green pumpkin & watermelon seem to be the ones that work on a regular basis. One of the items here you can use to help in find appropriate color is the C-lecter. It's a great little item that is used by many of the pros.
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