Posted May 29 2007 - 11:06 AM
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Posted May 30 2007 - 10:01 AM
The bait was designed to be used with a 1/16-3/16 oz. torpedo or screw in weight. Retrieval can be as varied as your imagination. Fast, slow, yo-yoed, or stop go are all good. The material is slightly tougher that the Senko so we have found that skin hooking gets the best hook-up ratio. Hook set is similar to that of a spinner bait. You don't need to send the Bass's lips into the next county.
My first trip with this bait was very interesting. I went with Paul Crawford and I threw Senkos and he threw the Swim Senko. By days end the Senko won out by easily 10/1. However, with later experimentation that role was reversed in many situations.
Another nice feature: being a bit tougher material, we average quite a few bass per bait.
By the way: rigging with tail up or tail down also will make a difference depending on prevailing cover.
Posted May 30 2007 - 10:03 AM
Posted May 30 2007 - 01:46 PM
Posted May 30 2007 - 05:29 PM
I explored the bait a little bit more today and discovered that they will not roll over as much if you use a texas rig bullet wieght in front of them... I've only been using them for a couple of days now and have caught 20 or more on them...
Also try pegging the sinker. My most succesful rig was with 1/4oz pegged sinker.....
Maybe... Then... may be not!
They still aren't as good as the original senko... I don't think anything will ever be..
Posted May 30 2007 - 09:20 PM
As for the Swimsenko, it's a good bait. It can be fished lots of ways, on a jighead, on a bladed jig like a Swim Blade, weightless or weighted. IMO, the best way is Texas rigged with a screw-in weight or screw-in plastic guard and swam through cover. It's a good slender swimbait and quite weedless.
It is more durable than a regular Senko as the plastic is tougher.
For colors, I like the watermelon, green pumpkin and black colors as well as the pearl color.
Esox Rods Pro Staff - www.esoxfishingrods.com
Posted May 31 2007 - 03:19 AM
when i fish them with the screw in weight it is a slow steady retrieve occasionally killing the bait
i almost wrote this bait off after the first few outings but am glad i didnt, although i still dont use them that much.
-Townes Van Zandt
Posted May 31 2007 - 11:15 AM
Who cares what someone calls their lures? If it works, it works...and it won't be because of the name.
Posted May 31 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted June 01 2007 - 10:40 AM
I saw these baits yesterday in gander mt. I thought about picking up a pack but im really not a big swim bait guy and well not really a big senko guy. Yes i do use them but for the price i can get two bags of Wave Tiki Worms for the same price ... personally ive had great combos with them.
For the senkos i use i like watermelon with a red flek , pearl is always good. good luck to ya bud and tight lines
Posted June 05 2007 - 04:52 PM
I caught a few 3-5lb bass today using it, which isn't too bad for Northern Illinois lakes. But, like I said, seems to me that it is more appealing to larger sized fish as opposed to original Senko's which attract the little guys and the BIG guys lol. But mostly the earlier before the latter.....
Attached is a pic of a very healthy 3lb(guessing?) LM bass caught on a T-rigged, weightless Swim Senko I recommend trying it out...even at 6.99 for 10 :-/