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I started using Senkos purely on a Texas rig. Then I started to experiment with Wacky.

 

Honestly they both catch fish, but the Texas rig is weedless so why would someone want to throw it wacky and risk being caught up?

 

like does anyone ever wacky still a creature plastic bait?

 

just wanted to Clarify why I would use wacky over Texas rig. I like that Texas rig is weedless and also I find fish stay hooked up better on a EWG hook vs a wacky hook.

 

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There are times when a wacky rig will outfish a Texas rig. A wacky rig can be fished in one spot without moving it too much, whereas a Texas rig travels. We old timers were using wacky rigged worms long before senko type baits were available.

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Well, I've only caught one bass with the bait rigged with an offset bend hook, weedless. I was not using a bullet weight. But I've caught a good bit with it wacky rigged. I just placed an order for more because i can't seem to find the bags I had. I guess I'll give it another shot the regular way.

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By the way, a wacky worm can be fished weedless by burying the hook-point in the worm,

and also by using a hook with a weedguard.

The latest is a fluorocarbon weedguard...finally , a use for fluorocarbon  :wink7:

 

Both Wacky-rigged and Texas-rigged stickworms catch lots of bass,

the choice boils down to personal preference. I can't say that one rig is better than the other,
but I prefer fishing a T-rigged stickworm over a W-rigged stickworm, because it requires less patience.

 

Roger

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I do both with Senkos, but mostly wacky.

 

I also make my own weedless hooks, but @RoLo,

I'm using mono leader! :) Cheaper, heh.

 

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5 minutes ago, Darren. said:

I do both with Senkos, but mostly wacky.

 

I also make my own weedless hooks, but @RoLo,

I'm using mono leader! :) Cheaper, heh.

 

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Well Done!   :thumbsup_blue:

 

 

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Like Roger said, I like to keep the hook point a little buried if I want a weedless wacky.

My typically set up is a small size 6 octopus hook with a 4" Ocho. Just enough hook to get it through the plastic. That's how I deal with grass when throwing wacky.

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20 minutes ago, RoLo said:

 

 

Well Done!   :thumbsup_blue:

 

 

 

Gratzie, señore.

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4 hours ago, Darren. said:

I do both with Senkos, but mostly wacky.

 

I also make my own weedless hooks, but @RoLo,

I'm using mono leader! :) Cheaper, heh.

 

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How much does the mono keeper help to reduce weeds?

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Two totally different actions ???!!? Wacky has both ends kicking then quivers on the fall.. tx weightless (depending on how you retrieve it) will make the senko dart around sort of like a fluke.. and will also have that nice quiver if you don't use too big of hook. Standard Texas rig and shaky head will make the senko land tail up and is very effective this way as well ! 

 

I've been experimenting with the "neko" and "chicken" variations and have already had good results. But I prefer the kut tail for these rigs so far. 

 

Which brings me to the conclusion... Bass like worms. Regardless of how they're rigged. 

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The wacky-rigged Senko has three advantages over the Texas Rig that I can think of:

 

1. When rigged with an O-ring, the wacky rig is far more durable and will hold up to dozens of fish.

 

2. The wacky rig is easier to skip.

 

3. Less time is spent making adjusting a wacky-rigged bait and making sure it's rigged straight.

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44 minutes ago, IndianaFinesse said:

How much does the mono keeper help to reduce weeds?

 

Quite a bit, actually. I started with 50# Ande

mono leader and felt it was too stiff so I bought

some in 40#. I think I could even drop to 30#,

but I keep forgetting to pick up a roll when I 

stop at BPS.

 

I've tried it with 20# wire and it works great,

as well.

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6 hours ago, Darren. said:

I do both with Senkos, but mostly wacky.

 

I also make my own weedless hooks, but @RoLo,

I'm using mono leader! :) Cheaper, heh.

 

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That is so wicked - I love the work you have done on this - 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Burke said:

 

That is so wicked - I love the work you have done on this - 

 

 

 

Thank you, but rest assured, there was a LOT of 

tying and retying and cutting and retying to get

the right knot size I was after. :) 

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Im def gotta learn how to do that  --- 

 

If you dont mind - what is that black thing you have on it to hold it ? is that some kind of epoxy ?  

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To me I like the action of wacky more. If I know I'm at a high risk of getting caught up I will fish texas but if it's just rocks on the bottom, i'll 90% opt for wacky. 

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For senkos I fish mostly wacky rig I just have more luck with them for whatever reason , the bass love it on my lake 

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If I feel the fish are hitting on the fall and not when I'm twitching the worm around I will opt for the wacky rig. If I am working the worm faster or am fishing around really heavy cover where snagging is likely I will go texas rig. 

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I wacky rig far more often than T rig stickworms, but for some reason I seem to catch bigger fish on the T rig. 

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I like wacky rig, other than Darren version of weedless, I buy wacky hooks premade weedless.  I catch far more fish wacky.

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This is. It an either, or decision , as both should be in the quiver

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My decision rule for wacky vs. texas-rigged is a combination of two considerations:

1. Heaviness & degree of contact with cover:

--Light or brittle weeds, open water, open pockets, = wacky,

--heavier weeds/stems, wood, physical contact = texas

2. vertical vs. horizontal movement ratio:

--Wacky if it will be moving more often or farther vertically than horizontally (e.g.  smaller, deeper target areas).

--Texas if it will be moving more often or farther horizontally than vertically (e.g., larger, shallower target areas)

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I fish a t-rig most of the time. 

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I use both but will only go to the wacky rig if I'm not having success with it T-rigged. My reason for this preference is the increased chances of gut hooking them on the wacky rig. 

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