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Texas Rigged Senko Is Killer!

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So trying to learn this jig bite a couple of days ago, my jig gets hung up Again and I lose the jig. I thought what the heck I'll tie on a t rigged senko with a 1/4 oz bullet weight and bam! A nice 4.5-5 lber. I felt a slight tick and thought I got hung up again. I reeled in some slack and I felt the fish's weight. Swung upwards and it was fish on. 

 

Took half the day off and went fishing a new lake today. Caught a small 1 lber on a spinnerbait and then I tied on the t rigged senko. Hooked into 6 and lost two due to user error. 

 

I've honestly never really gave the t rig a fair shot until now and man it's been slaying fish for me. I mean I love how bass crush cranks and spinners but feeling that slight bite and then setting the hook...well it's pretty fun  :grin:

 

The downside with the senko is that it's durability is for garbage. Do you guys have any tips to make the bait last a little longer t rigged? 

 

 

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I fish the senko T-Rigged all the time.  I can normally get 3-4 fish per worm and only thing I do is bite off the end of the worm where it sits on the offset part by the eye of the hook.  I do that because the worm rips at the top a lot of times and you can always put the sharpened in certain ways to make it weedless.

 

I know a lot of guys put some super glue on the worm head to keep it on there better, but I've never tried that.  Lethal bait no matter how you fish it honestly.

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A parasite clip may help a little.

 

But what makes that bait effective is the soft / supple characteristics -

 

So if you go to a firmer bait, you may not get the bites.

 

A-Jay

 

http://parasiteweights.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=30

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A parasite clip may help a little.

 

But what makes that bait effective is the soft / supple characteristics -

 

So if you go to a firmer bait, you may not get the bites.

 

A-Jay

 

http://parasiteweights.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=30

 

Thanks for this link. How do you rig this thing and what size do you use? 

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Nice man! I throw them weightless most of the time T-Rigged.

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I fish the senko T-Rigged all the time.  I can normally get 3-4 fish per worm and only thing I do is bite off the end of the worm where it sits on the offset part by the eye of the hook.  I do that because the worm rips at the top a lot of times and you can always put the sharpened in certain ways to make it weedless.

 

I know a lot of guys put some super glue on the worm head to keep it on there better, but I've never tried that.  Lethal bait no matter how you fish it honestly.

 

Try useing Gammy's Skip Gap style hooks...I use them exclusivly now over the offset.

 

 

 

Mike

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Guys thanks for the suggestions!

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Get some mend it and fix your plastics when the day is done. It'll save you some cash.

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I have never caught a fish or won a tournament using a texas rigged senko with a tungsten sinker pegged to it's nose.... :whistle:  Nothnig to see here, mods, lock this one up and delete it... :wink7:

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I have never caught a fish or won a tournament using a texas rigged senko with a tungsten sinker pegged to it's nose.... :whistle:  Nothnig to see here, mods, lock this one up and delete it... :wink7:

 Terrible bait, waste of time. Don't fish them like that in weeds, woods, docks, rocks, behind guys flipping the standard fair, nope.

 

I use the BPS stick O's for doing this because they're more durable. You're not looking for that trademark Senko wobble on the fall here, so the cheaper baits don't hinder bites in my experience. They are great on a shakyhead also.

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If you want to make your useless tx rigged senko last longer, once you have torn up one end you can turn it around and rig the other end.  It doesn't work that way either.

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And whatever you do, don't rig the small end and then slit the fat end...

If you swim it, or use as a shaky head that way, don't hold me respnsible for anything that happens!! :laugh5:

 

 

 

 

Mike

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If you love fishing gary yamamoto senkos and don't want to change brands then you need to get yourself a bottle of Mend-It and a tube of MegaStrike. I always start off by rigging it texas style then when it starts to tear, I rig it backwards and finally wacky style to get the most out of each bait. For the ones that are no longer usable, I throw it into my repair bag. When I have enough baits to repair, I mend them together and let them air dry for a few days to get rid of the chemical smell. When they are ready, apply MegaStrike to each bait and put them into the used plastics bag.

 

Here are some of the baits I have repaired and is still airing out. The second picture is a senko that I've used for 3 seasons and caught more bass on than I can remember. It's beat to death and is ready to go again.

 

A tip: after making the repairs with Mend-It, remember to also seal the damaged area for extra strength and to smooth out the edges of the repair.

 

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If you love fishing gary yamamoto senkos and don't want to change brands then you need to get yourself a bottle of Mend-It and a tube of MegaStrike. I always start off by rigging it texas style then when it starts to tear, I rig it backwards and finally wacky style to get the most out of each bait. For the ones that are no longer usable, I throw it into my repair bag. When I have enough baits to repair, I mend them together and let them air dry for a few days to get rid of the chemical smell. When they are ready, apply MegaStrike to each bait and put them into the used plastics bag.

 

Here are some of the baits I have repaired and is still airing out. The second picture is a senko that I've used for 3 seasons and caught more bass on than I can remember. It's beat to death and is ready to go again.

 

A tip: after making the repairs with Mend-It, remember to also seal the damaged area for extra strength and to smooth out the edges of the repair.

 

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Interesting...I may have to give this a shot.

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The first time I tried these I was hooked on the 1/8OZ Carolina rig with a 24" leader. The fish were hooked too. They kind of make me lazy just letting them fall.

Fishing facts 101; You know split shot fishing with black rubber worms in the weeds gives me time to eat lunch.

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Got carried away with weightless t-rigged senkos this summer and fall. Never thought about a bullet weight. Can't wait for April!!

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They don't work for me either T-Rigged weightless in the Milfoil. I save all of my used plastics and one of my winter projects is making senko's. It's the one of the easiest worms to make.

http://www.trails.com/how_8825_worm-molds-fishing.html

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To answer the original question, throw one of those wacky rings at the top of the worm just below the hook eye.  it will double the life, in my experience.

 

And as long as we are talking about how not to fish it.  Don't rig it with a tungsten bullet (pegged or not) with a swivel, a glass bead, and hooked 1/4" too far back on the worm so that it has a kink and retrieved quickly.  It won't spin like a banshee, and bass that are bored with a traditional slowly retrieved senko will not be more interested in this presentation at all.

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The parasite clip is a takeoff using a swivel. Better video how to rig the parasite clip.

 

The clips are easy to make using almost any thin wire but I will try to make one from a zip tie and get back to you.

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The parasite clip is a takeoff using a swivel. Better video how to rig the parasite clip.

 

The clips are easy to make using almost any thin wire but I will try to make one from a zip tie and get back to you.

 

Thanks for posting the vid. I'm gonna have to try them. I'll have to see which works better the skip gap hooks or these. 

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And what ever you do, don't save the torn senkos for use on a wacky rig.

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