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#11269856 - 12/08/15 09:55 AM Weighted or Weightless Question
ftwfishing Offline
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Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 94
Loc: Fort Worth TX Eagle Mtn Lake
I have fished weightless most of my time bass fishing simply because I fish shallow water. I crappie fish at eagle Mtn and would love to get into some Bass fishing. Any tips or tricks that could help thanks!
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#11269975 - 12/08/15 10:59 AM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8315
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I love fishing a weightless Fluke or Senko but...

I fish a Carolina rigged Fluke in deeper water and it works very well. One of the most effective ways I've seen to fish a Fluke is with a fairly good sized swivel about 18" in front of it. It adds a little bit of weight and makes the Fluke dance a little bit differently when you jerk it.

I also will fish a Texas rigged Senko as well. Don't limit yourself to thinking there is only one way to fish any certain type of bait. The first time I ever saw anyone throw a Texas rigged Senko I thought the guy was crazy but he kicked my butt with it that day. We were fishing shallow coontail grass and cat tails in no more than 4' of water.

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#11269984 - 12/08/15 11:01 AM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
Strictly Biznuss Offline
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Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 210
Loc: Austin,Texas
I'm not exactly sure what your specific question is. Can you specify a little better? Are you asking about when to go weightless and when to use a weight? Or something else?

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#11270002 - 12/08/15 11:12 AM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3782
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I try to go weightless most of the time simply because I feel that the bait has a more natural appearance. However, when I want a reaction bite I'll put on a weight to make the bait fall faster and that usually draws a reaction strike. But as previously mentioned, don't be afraid to experiment. On tough days and high pressure, weightless seems to work better. On days that are cloudy, pre-frontal conditions, it doesn't really matter if it's weightless or not. Some of it is personal preference as well!


Edited by bigbass94 (12/08/15 11:14 AM)
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#11270140 - 12/08/15 12:16 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
I want a senko and fluke to spiral downward toward the bottom. This represents a dying bait fish and the big Bass love it.
It only takes a small pinch bullet on the line at the nose.
- Fluke = 1/32
- Senko = 1/16
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#11270322 - 12/08/15 02:11 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
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Registered: 02/29/08
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A fluke or senko on a 1/32oz tungsten weight is deadly anytime...So a little bird told me.LOL

you can find the best 1/32oz tungsten weights here
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#11271369 - 12/08/15 11:58 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1260
Loc: East Montgomery County
I fish a Senko weightless any time I can get away with it. If there's too much wind for that, I'll add the lightest bullet weight I can get away with.

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#11271451 - 12/09/15 05:55 AM Re: Weighted or Weightless Question [Re: ftwfishing]
rbspots Offline
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 153
I have caught more fish with a weightless Senko but have caught my bigger fish on a nail weighted one

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