Top Water Senko
Posted June 01 2007 - 02:16 PM
I had been reading alot about Senko's here on the forums.
I decided to pick some up and give them a try. I rigged them
wacky style. I've never fished this way before, so I had some
learning to do. I did catch a couple dink's, but still have some
adjustment's and patience to learn.
As I was reeling in the Senko rigged wacky, it was riding along
the top of the water surface. I was reeling it in rathery quickly
to get through some thick weeds that were on the other side
of the spot where I was fishing. As I was reeling in it was making
a poping sound like that of your typical popper. It was about
10-15 ft. from the bank when "BAM" it got hit. I started laughing
because it just struck me funny. I never expected it to get hit
that way. I didn't get the hook set which suprised me being that
it was rigged wacky. Topwater is always fun!!
I will say, it was fun learning and those that said they cast like a bullet
were exactly right. I was able to stick it anywhere. Awesome lure!!
Looking forward to using them again and learning more.
Posted June 01 2007 - 03:04 PM
Posted June 02 2007 - 09:04 PM
Today i also got a fish simply by reeling in the senko
I agree they are great baits
Posted June 02 2007 - 09:52 PM
Posted June 03 2007 - 12:32 PM
Posted June 03 2007 - 07:03 PM
It has happened to me multiple times as well. Always amused me because I could never figure out what natural food it looked like.
When wacky-rigged and moved across the top. the flapping ends may represent a frog....... :-?
Posted June 04 2007 - 12:29 PM
i love to us a 6ft6 med spinning rod .... i like to fish the senko texas with no weight .... just cast her out let her sink and start with the rod tip down at the water and start with some snapps .... work it like a jerk bait but slower .... snap and let her sink and lay a few seconds and the snap again ..... thas senko will come alive ,,, snakeing through the water then falling back to the bottom ....
my favorite way to fish the senko.
Posted June 04 2007 - 07:06 PM
Posted June 04 2007 - 07:26 PM
Funny, I've never caught a fish or had a strike on a senko the "traditional method" like a jerkbait. I've tried it numerous times but just don't seem to have the patience for it. I like using senkos on spot removers or t-rig. I've fished them wacky style, weightless t-rig, and carolina rig (awesome for c-rig which is essentially a weightless t-rig sort of). I prefer spot remover (shaky head) though because it keeps it on the bottom vs. weightless.
I haven't found senkos that usefull in really muddy or very stained water. With low visability, the fish just don't see it as well even with bright or dark colors.
I'm determined to try the weightless t-rig more this fall. I may put a split sinker about 3ft up the line to give it a slightly faster fall.
Posted June 04 2007 - 10:36 PM
Posted September 30 2007 - 08:39 PM
Forgot to mention in order to pull this off the rod must be held upward about 10 oclock on semi slack line twitches,develope a rythym, it really seems to irritate the hell out of em some days when you know they are there but wont hit a frog.
Posted October 01 2007 - 10:28 AM
This weekend, I couldn't buy a bite if it were on a blue-light special clearance rack. I meant to try this rig but I honestly don't think it would have worked this weekend. The fish seemed to want a super fast action. I reeled in my jig really fast because of a bad cast and I had a small bass chasing it. Why I didn't pick up on that immediately, I don't know. In my mind, slow and small was the way to go. I will be sure and try this again though.
Posted October 01 2007 - 10:36 AM
Posted October 01 2007 - 10:40 AM
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Posted October 01 2007 - 10:56 AM
If you're going to fish the Senko as a topwater bait, I STRONGLY recommend the Senko Swimbait.
Still trying it out. Not getting the action that I really want out of it. Trying different weights and styles.