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I got a pack and I'm gonna try them out.  I don't think it's the right bait for today, but when I get back I will at least let you guys know how they move and look.  Later. ;)

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Didn't really use them much.  We launched the boat and my buddy got one on an x-rap.  I had the thing on for 2 casts.  They are a different consistancy and rubbery-er.  Swims nice and has a nice fall.  Sorry for the crappy info, but thats all I got.

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I am in love with these things.  Been fishing with them for about a month now.  Lake Fork, a couple of weeks ago, did well on the outside edges of grass texas rigged.  Have done pretty good here on pits lately, too.  My favorite colors are june bug and watermelon with the tail dipped in spike-it on the watermelon.  Ordered 6 more packs from Yamamoto last Thursday.  Hopefully they will be in on Monday.

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I, just as every one was lured in by the swimming senkos, Everyone knows that what makes a sinko so effective is the way they fall when no action is applied to the rod. They are great on suppended bass along vert walls and dead sticked around structure or even in the open. The problem with the swim snko is that they dont fall like a regular snko, the only way they work is that they have to be retreived. If you are going to do that you might as well use a swimbait.

Good Luck with that.

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a swimming senko doesn't replace a swimbait nor vice versa. they each have a time and place. they are 2 totally different lures. i like to throw it out and let it sink a few feet, give it a few twitches like a jerkbait and let it sit a second. then i'll reel it in several feet and repeat the process.  i've also had great success swimming them through lily pads and such.

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These have been an awesome bait for me.  I fish them like a jerk bait but maybe a little easier and slower.  I texas rig them with a 1/8oz bullet weight.  

I caught six  Large Mouths yesterday in one hour.  They did not seem to hit on much of anything else.

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Ya Might be right about the swimbait but If I am going to throw around pads or grass with anything I will be throwing a Snag Proof frog. ( Big Fish Love EM.) Swimming sinkos are still a gimmick. If you dont believe, dead stick one and see and let me know how that works for ya. ;)

Fish hard and keep the comms coming. It is great to have passion.

NOT CAUGHT ON A SWIMMING SINKO!

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i use senkos all summer long. They are so versatile i almost never use my good lures cause they always get stuck. First off, texas rig it. A really nice retrive for these are a steady retrieve with the rod tip pointed at the ground off to one side and bounce the tip away from the senko with each reel crank. it will make the worm dart foward and to one seide, like walking the dog, but underwater. looks like scared bait fish. U can also fish the bottom with them like a jig. slow retrieve and make it twitch on the bottom. And if you have an extra pole sitting around while your doing that, try hooking a senko through the middle so it dangles off both sides and put a bobber on the line about 20" up. "Rubber worm on a bobber you say?" works everytime. I literally catch bass and pickerel on them all day, i just change the colrs depending on what lake i am at. They account for 90% of my fish this year. Also try

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my verdict is still out and im not crazy about what ive seen so far to be honest but gary is not putting out any gimmicks.  the deadstick arguement is silly.  so what if you cant catch fish deadsticking them if you can catch them swimming them.

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There's an article about fishing the Swimming Senko on page 11 of the current issue (Nov/Dec) of Inside Line.

Gary himself fishes it with 1/4 ounce screw in sinker texas rigged, and they say specifically not to fish it weightless.

adam

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i read an article that gave you 4 or 5 different ways gary fishes them and one of which was weightless....the others were weighted for deeper fishing and pitching.

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There's an article about fishing the Swimming Senko on page 11 of the current issue (Nov/Dec) of Inside Line.

Gary himself fishes it with 1/4 ounce screw in sinker texas rigged, and they say specifically not to fish it weightless.

adam

Thanks for the info Adam, weightless I couldn't get a bite on them and I was very dissapointed. Now I'm ready for another trial.

I love this place.

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