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#11626453 - 05/25/16 05:44 PM First time REALLY fishing a Senko
twstephens77 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 116
Loc: College Station, TX
Took the yak to Lake Raven today with the intention of familiarizing myself with the (evidently) almighty Senko. I always have trouble catching fish out there, and from what I've heard Senkos are simply fish-catching machines so this was the test. Ended up catching two, which may sound unimpressive until you consider that I typically catch two total fish in 3-4 trips there. So I was impressed...looking forward to trying them out on a more "typical" lake.
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#11626477 - 05/25/16 05:56 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
hogbus Offline
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Registered: 01/30/16
Posts: 79
Loc: texas
It is my go to bait. Got to go to Mexico a 10 or so years ago. Got an 8 day one and a 9 & 10 day two. It is so bad when my friends are catching on everything else I'm still chunkin a senko. I do get a lot of bites when I am fiddling with other things on the boat. There must be something to that. Good luck. JD
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#11626583 - 05/25/16 06:51 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3023
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Fished a little local lake Monday night. I went for three hours. I fished all my usual spots with a red eye shad, then went back with a yellow magic. Then, over the same exact spots again with a Senko. Results

First hour was red eye and yellow magic. 0 fish
Last two hours was Green Pumkin weightless Senko in a 0/3 Trokar....20 or so bass. Average was around 9/10ths of a pound. Biggest was 2 1/2 lbs.

Yes....when nothing seems to get em, a Senko is brutal!!! Haha.
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#11626598 - 05/25/16 06:55 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
If I have conditions where I can throw a weightless senko, I do. Easily one of my favorite techniques. Stay patient and keep with it, you'll be glad you did.

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#11626746 - 05/25/16 08:10 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I get more bites on them when wacky rigged. Love fishing them that way.

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#11626762 - 05/25/16 08:16 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
BPP Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
Posts: 6
Patience is key. If you are casting to visible cover, you always try to put it right in the best spot. So you make the perfect cast by that buck brush and then immediately drag it away! Don't do it. Let it just soak up there for a while....like this...1 ten pounder, 2 ten pounders, 3 ten pounders.....count up to 15 if you can stand it. Then raise your rod, weigh the line and cross her eyes!

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#11626795 - 05/25/16 08:32 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
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Loc: FORK
Did you use the built in deflection?
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#11626816 - 05/25/16 08:38 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
BPP Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
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I would but I can never find the backbone.

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#11626829 - 05/25/16 08:42 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Ha!
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#11626853 - 05/25/16 08:49 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: SteezMacQueen]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 242
Loc: Fort Worth
I just got my first Senkos but haven't used them yet.
Any preferred ways to rig them? Weighted/weightless? Wacky? Texas? Carolina?
I'm sure this is like asking how you want your steak prepared.

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#11626858 - 05/25/16 08:50 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Loc: FORK
Wacky for me.
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#11626887 - 05/25/16 08:57 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: twstephens77]
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Registered: 07/10/10
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Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Always weightless for me. Wacky or t rigged.
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#11627075 - 05/25/16 10:10 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: CoachCBA]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: CoachCBA
Always weightless for me. Wacky or t rigged.


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#11627080 - 05/25/16 10:11 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: toofy]
BrudBass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/18/12
Posts: 120
Loc: Buda, Texas
Originally Posted By: toofy
I just got my first Senkos but haven't used them yet.
Any preferred ways to rig them? Weighted/weightless? Wacky? Texas? Carolina?
I'm sure this is like asking how you want your steak prepared.


I always have one rod for wacky rigs and another for Texas rigs with me every time I go out.

When I make long casts to grass, etc... I use the Texas rigged (weightless) 5" and 6" senkos on a casting rod.

If I am fishing close targets (docks, reeds, etc...) I'll use the wacky rig with a 5" Senko on a spinning rod.
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#11627127 - 05/25/16 10:30 PM Re: First time REALLY fishing a Senko [Re: SteezMacQueen]
krazydaddy2 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 322
Loc: east texas
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: CoachCBA
Always weightless for me. Wacky or t rigged.


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Do you guys fish wacky in a drop shot set up?

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