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#11919785 - 11/06/16 12:30 PM Wacky vs Texas Rigged
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2073
Loc: Texas
When fishing a senkos, under what conditions do you fish it wacky style, and under what conditions do you fish it Texas rigged?

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#11920109 - 11/06/16 04:01 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
collincountytx Offline
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In general:

Wacky--bass spawn, blue gill spawn (spring), over shallow and mid depth grass neko wacky rigged, docks, shallow/inside grassline

Texas rig--shad spawn, late summer/fall transition, fall, next to wood, lily pads, a little deeper/outside grassline
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#11920156 - 11/06/16 04:30 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
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Loc: Texas
Appreciate the reply Colincounty. Sounds good, thanks.

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#11920249 - 11/06/16 05:51 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
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Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
I generally fish it wacky style unless thick grass or brush makes too frustrating, then I'll switch to t-rigging it since it comes through cover better that way.
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#11920339 - 11/06/16 06:47 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I fish it whacky style when it gets too torn up from weightless t riggin.
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#11920385 - 11/06/16 07:14 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Texas
East Texas and Steez, thanks for your replies. Always helps to learn how others fish different baits to compare to the way I have been fishing them. The way East Texas described is about the same as I normally rig them. Was looking on the internet and discovered yet another senko rigging method that looks interesting. They call it the Nero rig, is a wacky rig with a weight in the head. Fishes kinda like a combination of a drop shot and a shakey head. Normally used in deeper water. Right now, I'm fishing fairly shallow and in hydrilla, so it wouldn't be a good rig in my conditions.

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#11920399 - 11/06/16 07:21 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
collincountytx Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Go to the garage and grab some small screws and nails. Very helpful at times adding weight to wacky and texas rigged senkos especially if there's wind, grass, deeper areas.
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#11920406 - 11/06/16 07:26 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Texas
Colincouny, I'm with you. Did that very thing this afternoon. Locked and loaded!

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#11920418 - 11/06/16 07:37 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 401
Loc: Plano, Texas
I've never noticed to big of a difference. I've caught fish all year round on both, it's just a matter of what the fish want and what you have confidence in.
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#11922127 - 11/07/16 06:44 PM Re: Wacky vs Texas Rigged [Re: SlowDown]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12650
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
These can be fished shallow all the time but I mostly fish them in the spring. I will have both on deck but throwing it wacky rigged is my first choice unless the cover is too thick for it. I seem to get bit more on the wacky rig and when the bite slows on it I then switch to the tx. rig and see if they will bite that. I switch back and fourth throughout the day.

I use a Senko, Yum Dinger, Tiki Stick or V&M chopstick for wacky rigging and a Grande bass snake-o, Reaction Innovation pocket rocket, or a Lake Fork Tackle hyper stick for my weightless Tx. rig.


Edited by ezbassin (11/08/16 08:21 AM)

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