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#12839451 - 07/23/18 08:38 PM What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko?
SenkoSam Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 167
Loc: New York
I wacky rigged a 5" black stick for the first time in years to see how well it would do on a 1/8 oz ballhead jig. The action was as expected except faster on the way to the bottom and bass soon grabbed it. Like most anglers, I always assumed wacky rigged sticks used only bare hooks, but having caught fish on a mini-stick rigged on a 1/32 oz jighead, I figured 1/8 oz should do well.

Over the years I accumulated over a few hundred stick in different colors: black, laminates, watermelon & flake, pumpkin with seed, etc., but never tried them except black which caught my first stick bass and all bass after that.

Does anyone use soft stick colors other than black? Does color matter?

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#12839455 - 07/23/18 08:39 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
SenkoSam Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 167
Loc: New York
I wacky rigged a 5" black stick for the first time in years to see how well it would do on a 1/8 oz ballhead jig. The action was as expected except faster on the way to the bottom and bass soon grabbed it. Like most anglers, I always assumed wacky rigged sticks used only bare hooks, but having caught fish on a mini-stick rigged on a 1/32 oz jighead, I figured 1/8 oz should do well.

Over the years I accumulated over a few hundred stick in different colors: black, laminates, watermelon & flake, pumpkin with seed, etc., but never tried them except black which caught my first stick bass and all bass after that.

Does anyone use soft stick colors other than black? Does color matter?

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#12839458 - 07/23/18 08:42 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 476
Loc: East Texas
So, I fish the Strike King Ocho, my fave stick bait.
I fish it wacky, weightless, with a VMC weedless hook through an O-ring.
Best color for me has always been watermelon......Green Pumpkin is a close 2nd.
My best luck is always on the edges of grass.
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#12839463 - 07/23/18 08:45 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
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Loc: texas
Pumpkin/green or green/pumpkin is always my first choice. thumb


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#12839469 - 07/23/18 08:49 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
kevine80 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 689
Loc: humble texas
june bug senkos with gama wicked wacky 2/0 or 3/0 o ringed

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#12839551 - 07/23/18 09:44 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
Taylored Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/10
Posts: 266
Loc: Alvarado, Tx
I like green pumpkin or black blue flake. Usually fish them on a #2 worm hook wacky rigged with an o ring. If I want weight I add a split shot above the hook.

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#12839566 - 07/23/18 10:07 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
TOMCAT21 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 724
Loc: Keller, TX
My favorite is a Confetti Senko or Mardis Gras Dinger.

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#12839591 - 07/23/18 10:29 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2295
Loc: McKinney, TX
Chartreuse is my signature color.
Watermelon colors as well.
Junebug and black blue flake for more dingy water or cloudy days.
I love the Zappu Inchi weedless wacky jigheads 1/8 oz. Eco-Pro Tungsten is another version of that.
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#12839620 - 07/23/18 10:49 PM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
Thad Rains Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3138
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
3 colors I always take are watermelon, green pumpkin and chartreuse. They all work well, but I believe they go in that order. It is amazing how many fish will bite a chartreuse wacky rig when nothing else seems to work. I hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12839777 - 07/24/18 07:32 AM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
Bissett Online   content
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4687
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Can;t go wrong with watermelon red. That's my go-to anyways for just about all kinds of water I have here in OK
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#12839818 - 07/24/18 08:10 AM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8103
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Green pumpkin or a black/BLK and Blu are the only 2 colors you need

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#12839843 - 07/24/18 08:34 AM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Registered: 10/31/04
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Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
I like the color code 912 and 221 for wacky rigging, but just about any watermelon combo will work.
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#12839984 - 07/24/18 09:57 AM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
Hookem Online   content
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Registered: 03/31/03
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Loc: Central Texas
297 only.
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#12840004 - 07/24/18 10:03 AM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
FlaNative Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 659
Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
Watermelon/candy or watermelon/red alternating with black w/blue fleck... don't normally need any other color, although a bright chartreuse stick at times seems to work when nothing else does.
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#12840080 - 07/24/18 10:57 AM Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam]
Creekhead Offline
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 113
Seems like we catch the bigger fish on Black Blue Flake regardless of water color

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