texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
CrappieTuna, 93longhorn, RCain001, AquaFinatic, Serang
109290 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,124
hopalong 78,912
Pilothawk 77,548
John175® 69,858
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,690
Tritonman 58,399
Mark Perry 54,818
LoneStarSon® 54,817
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,375
Posts13,003,354
Members109,290
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? #12839451
07/24/18 01:38 AM
07/24/18 01:38 AM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 191
New York
S
SenkoSam Online content OP
Outdoorsman
SenkoSam  Online Content OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 191
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?

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839455
07/24/18 01:39 AM
07/24/18 01:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 191
New York
S
SenkoSam Online content OP
Outdoorsman
SenkoSam  Online Content OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 191
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?

Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839458
07/24/18 01:42 AM
07/24/18 01:42 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 571
East Texas
F
Fish2222 Offline
Pro Angler
Fish2222  Offline
Pro Angler
F

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 571
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.


"I only catch the ones that bite"
BassCat Sabre
Suzuki EFI 150 Super Six
Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839463
07/24/18 01:45 AM
07/24/18 01:45 AM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,670
texas
GIG'EM AGGIES Online content
TFF Team Angler
GIG'EM AGGIES  Online Content
TFF Team Angler

Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,670
texas
Pumpkin/green or green/pumpkin is always my first choice. thumb

Last edited by GIG'EM AGGIES; 07/24/18 01:47 AM.

I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


illegitimi non carborundum
Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839469
07/24/18 01:49 AM
07/24/18 01:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 726
humble texas
kevine80 Offline
Pro Angler
kevine80  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 726
humble texas
june bug senkos with gama wicked wacky 2/0 or 3/0 o ringed

Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839551
07/24/18 02:44 AM
07/24/18 02:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 267
Alvarado, Tx
T
Taylored Offline
Angler
Taylored  Offline
Angler
T

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 267
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.

Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839566
07/24/18 03:07 AM
07/24/18 03:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 749
Keller, TX
T
TOMCAT21 Offline
Pro Angler
TOMCAT21  Offline
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 749
Keller, TX
My favorite is a Confetti Senko or Mardis Gras Dinger.

Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839591
07/24/18 03:29 AM
07/24/18 03:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,351
McKinney, TX
D
David Burton Offline
Extreme Angler
David Burton  Offline
Extreme Angler
D

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,351
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.


David Burton
2015 Skeeter FX 21

...and down goes PhotoBucket with the new Terms of Service... I predict they will be out of business or begging for forgiveness inside a month. 6/30/2017
Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839620
07/24/18 03:49 AM
07/24/18 03:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,205
Lubbock, Texas.
T
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler
Thad Rains  Offline
TFF Team Angler
T

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,205
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.

Thad Rains


Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839777
07/24/18 12:32 PM
07/24/18 12:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,030
Broken Arrow, OK
Bissett Offline
TFF Celebrity
Bissett  Offline
TFF Celebrity

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,030
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



Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839818
07/24/18 01:10 PM
07/24/18 01:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,250
Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
J
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity
Jaret Latta  Offline
TFF Celebrity
J

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,250
Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Green pumpkin or a black/BLK and Blu are the only 2 colors you need

Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: Jaret Latta] #12839843
07/24/18 01:34 PM
07/24/18 01:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,099
San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
M
Mike Keenan Online content
TFF Guru
Mike Keenan  Online Content
TFF Guru
M

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,099
San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
I like the color code 912 and 221 for wacky rigging, but just about any watermelon combo will work.


R.I.P. Mike "pappy" "broken rod" Green born 07-16-62 on to better fishing 06-10-08.
www.basscat.com

Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12839984
07/24/18 02:57 PM
07/24/18 02:57 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 15,731
Central Texas
H
Hookem Offline
TFF Guru
Hookem  Offline
TFF Guru
H

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 15,731
Central Texas
297 only.


Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12840004
07/24/18 03:03 PM
07/24/18 03:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 670
Between Azle & Lake Worth
FlaNative Offline
Pro Angler
FlaNative  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 670
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.


Steve Raulerson
Ranger RT188
Florida Native by Birth, Texan by Choice
Re: What is the best color (or colors) for wacky rigging stick baits like the Senko? [Re: SenkoSam] #12840080
07/24/18 03:57 PM
07/24/18 03:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 132
C
Creekhead Offline
Outdoorsman
Creekhead  Offline
Outdoorsman
C

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 132
Seems like we catch the bigger fish on Black Blue Flake regardless of water color

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2