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Question About Wacky Rigged Senkos

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hello i took a quick glance in the stick thread fo rsenkos i could not find what i was looking for.

i have been noticing it seems like i catch more fish fishing senkos weedless

im currently using the wacky rig setup with orings the little tool, and i slide th eoring onto the part in middle that is smooth of senko the fish activity and bits are still good but even with big bass most of th etime they wont go for the hook they just grab the tail of senko and pull. im using a yami circle hook. size 3. am i doing something wrong does it seem like this i snot as effective as far as hookign bass? when i go weedless style unless its a small bass i always hook up now they just grab the tail and never go for hook.

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Maybe try the heat shrink tubing. http://www.homedepot...ml#.UIDLTcXA800. Just cut a piece of, shrink it to the center and put your hook through that. It'll help keep it durable.

Have you tried these hooks? http://www.cabelas.c...ch-All Products

I get great hook up ratio with the 1/0 and a 5" senko using the o-ring method.

Also maybe you're setting the hook too quickly, bass will hold on to a senko longer than I ever think they will.

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sound like your doing everything right...except those aren't "big bass" on the other end.

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sound like your doing everything right...except those aren't "big bass" on the other end.

I agree. Bluegill often grab a Senko and run. Bass inhale them, period!

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Give it a few seconds of the hitting before you set the hook. It's either a small fish messing with it or a larger one hasn't sucked it in. When it runs, set it

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I'm not that old 43 but I still remember when the practice was to push the thumb bar and let the fish run with rubber worms. You didn't set the hook until the fish started the second run. The logic was to let the bass get the worm deep in its mouth before setting the hook, I still don't set the hook on the initial strike.

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I'm not that old 43 but I still remember when the practice was to push the thumb bar and let the fish run with rubber worms. You didn't set the hook until the fish started the second run. The logic was to let the bass get the worm deep in its mouth before setting the hook, I still don't set the hook on the initial strike.

i wait much longer to set the hook now, w/ all lures not just wacky senkos. i can literally count dozens if not hundreds missed fish over the years from setting hooks too fast. now i "wait to feel the weight" of the fish or for my rod tip to be bending a bit. on the other end of the spectrum...number of gut hooked fished over the years=two. and both were really hungry/agressive 12" dinks

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on the wacky rig i dont set the hook fast.. normally the fish i catch on wacky whitch is mostly what i use.. youll feel the bass hit your worm youll feel alittle bob normally they run with it so you set the hook fast but once you start seeing how they hit the worm you get a feel for when to set the hook.. i use 3/0 laser sharp eagle claw or mustad 3/0..i mess a few fish here and there.but thats just fishing

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Short strikes can be yellow perch, sunfish, bass, etc. I've watched decent sized bass short strike, though not the norm as they tend to inhale and take it with those big mouths.

If using a circle hook, you'll want to wait a little longer and let the bass take the bait, then reel down and easily sweep your rod, don't do a hard hook set or the circle hook won't set. Circle hooks were designed for saltwater (required in many places now) so as to make the fish hook itself in the corner of the mouth. Better for C&R survival, less gut hooking, etc.

There are a lot of wacky-specific hooks out there. I actually use non-weedless most of the time. Favorites are the Gamakatsu Wide-Gap Finesse in 4, 2, and 1 sizes. I caught my PB on a size 1. I'm not a believer in using big hooks for wacky. That's just me.

Anyhow, Gamakatsu and Owner are my favs, with Gammies used majority of time.

As for making your worms last longer, a very short piece of heat shrink tubing (as Chris said) is better than an O ring (IMHO) if I use anything at all. I always hook my wacky worms perpendicular thru the worm, never parallel, though some do that and have success. I am not one of those people.

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okay. only reason i know there were a few big ones is because in my pond in back yard i had to decent size ones then let go as they came to shore. do have some bluegills as well in there. dont know its just weird though. i even counted slowly to 5 a few times adn that still did not work

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