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I'd Be Happy Only Using Senko's Forever

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For the past month all i;ve been fishing with is rubber worms. Have nothing but good luck with them

From trolling from the kayak and whippin to the shore always seem to bag a few

Doesnt even seem to matter what color, From orange to watermellon even blue and purple

Just seems like lures arent any fun anymore 

 

Anyone else feel this way

 

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I used to be that way when i first started using them. A senko is actually one of my go to baits when Im not getting bit, but there are lures out there that are way more fun. I just started getting big into jigs. THAT is fun fishing.

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I'm exactly the opposite, if I only could fish senkos, I'd probably just stay home. They're just so boring to fish.

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I only have luck with the 6" black with blue flake. Idk why but I only get bites using them no other colors or the 5" work for me

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I only have luck with the 6" black with blue flake. Idk why but I only get bites using them no other colors or the 5" work for me

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To each his/her own :smiley:

 

95% (give or take) of my fishing is with soft plastics like Senkos, or Zoom Finesse/Trick worms.

 

For me it is an "It Just Works" sort of thing. Fishing is a hobby, I don't tournament fish, if I did, I'd probably venture out into other lures.

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I'm exactly the opposite, if I only could fish senkos, I'd probably just stay home. They're just so boring to fish.

I'd have to agree with 38. I'd rather fish a fluke, punch a 1 oz bait, or frog it. I could fish frogs forever...that I have no objection to.

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I used to fish nothing but senkos back in 2003-04 and it always caught fish, especially at night. Now, I still carry them and I can't get them to work. So weird.

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I can't catch much at all on a senko.  I think it is because I can't fish it slow enough.  Slinging swim jigs, ribbits, cranks, and buzzbaits are much more my speed.

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Hooked a fish on my first ever cast with a Senko.  I'm still new to them so I have been using them almost exclusively to build confidence and try things.  I did go a little overboard buying Senkos last week during Dick's buy one, get one 50% off sale.  

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Last year I started using senkos, and i was addicted to them. All I used was a senko and if I could not get a bite I was lost. I did use other baits but a senkos was tied on 80% of the time. This year I stoped using them as much, there were only a few days that I was fishing a senko. It is a lot more fun banging a crank on stumps then watching your line on a senko.

 

I noticed I am catching a lot more fish using other techniques that I almost can't go back to a senko.

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Hooked a fish on my first ever cast with a Senko.  I'm still new to them so I have been using them almost exclusively to build confidence and try things.  I did go a little overboard buying Senkos last week during Dick's buy one, get one 50% off sale.

Man it seems like my local DSG never has any sale on senkos, seems like they got sales on every other brand of plastics

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i Wasnt a fan of them fishing from shore, But as soon as i got a kayak, game changer   way better

dont think ill ever fish from shore again, haa.

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I'll send you my senkos if you send me all your other lures. ;-)

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I like the senko' s from shore on a light 1/8oz Carolina rig,  along with split shot rigged worms. I just let them fall or twitch them and let the ticker call the fish in.

 

I tend to stay and dwell on what works too, but sooner or later I move on to practice another new pattern and presentation. It's fun to fool the fish all over again with something new and different. I'm hooked on crankbaits. But I try to learn new baits too. You can probably take one lure and figure out ten different presentations with it. Overall we need to learn how to master every pattern and presentation.

 

It's funny I went trout and bass fishing on a lake were we rented boats boats in 1973. There I used this new set up called a split shot worm rig. I find it also funny that every few years it gets reinvented all over again but it's still called a split shot rig. My cousin 

learned about it in field & stream back then and he showed me. The plastic worm was a creme worm back then. This rig still works today everywhere I try it.

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I was like that too till I started crank baits, buzzbaits.

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I could say that about soft baits. Don't think I could limit to just senkos. Love the Ika/palm trees and my Favorite... Spanky worm.

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It's funny how I try a new pattern and on the very first cast it lands a fish and a few more after that too. In every body of water when I first tried senko's they worked too. I used the electric blue flake mainly because the electric blue flake worms work good too. So far my success has been with the Amber flake, the red shad and the electric blue flake senko. I haven't tried the other colors yet.

 

I'm not sure if there is a time to use them or not. I do throw them after the sun is up after 8am.I figure once its lighter out the bass go to deeper cover.

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Fishing Senkos is about as much fun as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. They are effective, just painfully boring to fish. 

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I find it very hard to get bored with a lure that flat out catches fish.  Senkos flat out catch fish for me.  If I am struggling from the back of the boat in a tournament it's usually a senko which I resort to.

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too boring! Jigs, spinners, flukes, for me

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I started fishing senko only and after few months I got so bored of it, I haven't touched them ONCE in at least 6-7 months. I know senko would solve my skunk issues, but i rather learn and do things the hard way to improve my skills :-)

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I could understand if you said the Senko's were one of your favorite baits, but to say you will fish with them exclusively is really limiting you as a bass fisherman. I bet you if you catch a 6lb bass on a hollow body frog you will be singing a different tune.

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I could understand if you said the Senko's were one of your favorite baits, but to say you will fish with them exclusively is really limiting you as a bass fisherman. I bet you if you catch a 6lb bass on a hollow body frog you will be singing a different tune.

 

i couldn't agree more! to me part of the excitement is catching a pig on a new lure and presentation technique I've never used before, then repeating it and mastering that presentation. i started of with senkos, got my PB of 5lbs at the time on it, and after a while decided to switch to flukes, which i used for few months, caught few pigs and got comfortable with it... switched again to swim baits: lizards, and swim flukes, as well as some gambler ez swimmers and similar. fished the heck out of my local canals that way, and then found my new love: topwater fishing for snakeheads AND bass; so next few months were spent learning how to walk the dog (frog), and catch snakeheads as well as bass. when that got too boring, i switched back to swim baits for a bit, and recently decided to try jigs. now i'm getting jiggy with it, been trying to learn jigs for the last week or two, so far with limited success of one dinky bass, but i know that given enough time and patience i'll master that technique too :-)

 

now the other day my wife must have though that i forgot to take my medication, because i was casting a jig with rage tail baby craw into our pool LOL :-) well, i was practicing and observing my presentation. i wanted to get a feel for what the jig is doing in 10 feet of water, and what better way to see that than in an illuminated crystal clear pool at night!

 

stay thirsty for new techniques my friends!!!

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