NEW Gary Yamamoto Senko - 5''
- Casts like a bullet
- Unique fall when fished weightless or wacky style
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 402 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CougBob Ruining me as Bass Fisherman These work so well I find it hard to use different techniques in the clear water I fish in. I will be catching fish using the Senko, then try something new, and see my catch rates drop. I go back to the Senko, and start catching fish at an accelerated rate again. These work so well I have children catching nice Bass with them the first time out. If I could only use one lure the rest of my life it would be the Senko. July 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canadian Fisherman Senko Baits Are Simply The Best Since discovering Yamamoto Senko Baits at a fishing demonstration about two years ago, I've used almost nothing else. They simply out-perform everything else I've tried, it's really quite amazing. The 5" Senko doesn't look fancy, but it catches fish consistently. It has enough weight to cast quite far without a sinker, and is easy to rig weedless on a worm hook. For some reason, Senko baits just trigger strike after strike, I don't understand why, but they do. I've told several other people about them, and they've had similar results. I never go out now without a full compliment of Yamamoto baits in my tackle box! June 29, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5 by novatrout Absolute Money These are the only soft plastic I use most of the time. They get strike after strike, whatever the conditions there is a senko color that is perfect for the conditions. There are two things that keep this from being 5 stars. The price, they are very expensive but i overlook that because they are made in the USA, and they just catch so many fish. Number 2 being the durability, they tear very easily, and have to be changed often. June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassangler1 If you havn't tried them you should May be more expensive than the other knockoffs out there. However they still catch more fish than all of them put together June 14, 2013
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A:WACKY ALL THE WAY!!! I use the wacky rig and I have caught a 5 and 6 pounder in back to back casts!
A:Both...but I like wacky rigging this a lot more.
A:Wacky produces the most hits using an off set mosquito hook but in thicker cover Texas is the answer.
A:I always texas rig mine. wacky rig works but they tear much to easy when rigged wacky.
A:wacky and texas if bass wants slow wacky fast texas
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A:Senko's are a bit fragile for wacky rigging. If you want to wack-rig a stick bait, I suggest the Yum Dinger.
I have the best results fishing senko's weightless, from the heat of the summer until early winter.
Details:This is my first year with a baitcaster, so I'm no pro, but I think I'm pretty good with it already. Unfortunately fishing worms weightless is best in my area due to how weedy our waters are. Will I be alright using these without a weight? Or should I stick to spinning rods for my worming?
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A:Yes, they cast beautifully on a baitcaster weightless, because of its design.
A:depends on the reel, you would have to try different settings. I like to use a stiff spinning rod
A:no problem with any rods and fishing them weightless is great because the way they fall is how the fish reacts. just be ready to set the hook and reel it in enjoy
A:Weightless is the way to go! I have success up to 10 feet of water.
A:That is the only way I fish it. I use anywhere from 10 - 15# test line and have never had a problem casting it.
A:Weightless is the only way I fish the Senko. Cast great, slow fall with great action. Fish it slow.
A:With proper line and braking settings this worm cast like a bullet on any baitcaster.
A:yes it will be good and even better on braided line
A:Absolutely. This worm casts further than its competitors but costs more. Believe me, it's worth it. The wacky worm technique works well also.
A:i used them on both set ups, spinning rod for dock fishing and baitcasting for open weed beds, these baits are heavy enough to fish on a baitcaster without getting a birds nest granted the reel is set right, i will be useing these baits over the other more expensive brands, in my own opinion i think they work just as good
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Details:can i use big worms such as the 7 inch senko and 10 inch bps squirmin worm in clear water in michigan? i catch a lot of bass 2-4lbs but is a 10 inch worm too big?
A:Yes. A 10" worm texas rigged weightless will swim through grass and attract bites.
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A:I doesn't hurt to try. Large mouth bass can prey on items 25-50% of their body size. That said, we have caught large mouth bass as large as 15 lbs with just the 5" Senko worm.
A:The bigger the better here in florida. Never fished michigan but my father used 10-12 inch culprits and he caught a boat load when he was there.
A:You can use a worm that big. You get less bites with it but the bites you get will be from big fish
A:I think you should stick to using the 5 inch worm, it is plenty big for bass that size. The bigger worms are just to big for bass that size.
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A:bass are agressive if they are active they will go after it no matter the size
Details:what is the absolute best worm for catching big bass in clear water.. and what size?
A:I would go with a 6 inch Senko in Green Pumpkin with Red Flake
A:A Gary Yamamoto Senko Worm is your best bet. Whacky Rig it and jig it light. The bass will often hit on the fall of the bait so be ready!
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A:In my experience it is the Yamamoto Senko in the sizes of 5 or 6 inches.
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A:A five inch green pumpkin/watermelon senko, texas rigged weightless
A:I would go with a natural color 7 inch senko
A:I'd say the senko, it seems to do best in 5" and normally a darker green color.
A:5 inch Senko, watermelon/ orange/copper flake.