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What am I doing wrong??????? #4696608 04/05/10 02:12 AM
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Went to Fork today and had no luck at all. Used jigs, worms, cranks and no bite once so ever. put diff types of colors. any help would be appreciate.

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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: elrod] #4696627 04/05/10 02:14 AM
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slow down, and try fishing a wat/red senko texas rigged weightless fish it slow and just let it fall, short jerks, used that on rayburn sat and had alot of succes



Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Ponderossa] #4697004 04/05/10 03:33 AM
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Exactly what Ponderossa said I had 5 good slot fish on that set up saturday on Fork. Also same colors in a fluke are good too. Slow is the keyword in that also.

Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Tony Maynard] #4697052 04/05/10 03:50 AM
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Guys,
When you fish it weightless, do you have to resort to using a spinning rod?
I have a lot to learn about using soft plastics because as a rule I have always tied some thing bigger on.
I will try it...
Thanks!


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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Mark in Frisco] #4697086 04/05/10 04:01 AM
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no i just use a regular baitcaster, the senko itself is pretty heavy so I don't have a problem throwing it



Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Ponderossa] #4697288 04/05/10 06:53 AM
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Another good option is the Berkely hevyweight on a baitcaster but there's nothing like a Senko !


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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Alan Yakson] #4697295 04/05/10 07:10 AM
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You can fish most any plastic bait weightless on a baitcaster, you just have to adjust your tension control knob. I have no problems throwing a Senko or a Fluke on a baitcaster with 17-20# test line. +1000 on the slow. It was mentioned above about slow jerks, a lot of times I just drag it and take a drink,talk to my partner,read a book,organize my tackle. Then if I don't have anything else pressing to do, I drag it another foot or two and start the process all over. Get just as many bites or more with that presentation. Sometimes less is more, just sayin'.


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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: H20 Dawg] #4697325 04/05/10 09:36 AM
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Try looking shallow, they are on beds!


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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Stumpjumper14] #4697328 04/05/10 09:43 AM
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senkos and flukes are no problem to throw on a baitcaster weightless,but if the wind is blowing,it can be frusrating trying to keep a feel of your bait,when its windy what i do is peg an 8th oz weight about 12-18 inches ahead of the bait(using a rubber t-stop).it lets the bait have the gliding action still but helps it stay near the bottom,its kind of like a finesse carolina rig.

Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Mike_Soriano™] #4700482 04/06/10 01:19 AM
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wacky worm rigged with watermelon rattlesnakes for bucks/banks cruisers

and any texas craw or lizard drug around the first break where you see beds will get you some females.


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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: its a fluke] #4700594 04/06/10 01:39 AM
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I have a question. I was having a problem like this and i switched rods today but threw the same stuff and caught some. I was using 10lb line today and have been using 14lb. Sense the water is so clear would the line make a difference like that?






Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: marked131] #4700739 04/06/10 02:04 AM
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Line can make a differnce in clear water..I like to use a clear line when throwing baits that you are dead sticking...I will use the lightest I can get away with in flourocarbon.....

Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Bigg Un] #4701333 04/06/10 03:44 AM
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Slow down, Slow down, Slow down. I will quote a great guide, "I'm not saying were catfishing but pretty close"

Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: WAWI] #4701355 04/06/10 03:52 AM
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Me and a couple of freinds had over 27 fish with 1 that was 9lb. and a 7lb . All on watermelon chart. tail lizards and wacky worms also a couple on shallow cranks in 2-5 foot of water. The water was very off colored to muddy where we fished and there was no need for light line. But Slow down!



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Re: What am I doing wrong??????? [Re: Mark in Frisco] #4701735 04/06/10 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mark in Frisco
Guys,
When you fish it weightless, do you have to resort to using a spinning rod?
I have a lot to learn about using soft plastics because as a rule I have always tied some thing bigger on.
I will try it...
Thanks!


If you want to try something differiant, I have a killer weightless set-up. I use a 7 ft MH rod with a good spinning reel. Spool-it with 30lb yellow braid and use a 4 foot fluoro leader. The braid floats and the yellow makes it super easy to see. The leader sinks with the senko. Works great!

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