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Summer Fishing with Senkos!

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New video with tips and tricks for the dog days of summer!

 

 

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I’ve been fishing the entire summer and haven’t gotten many bites on senkos.

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32 minutes ago, Mottel said:

I’ve been fishing the entire summer and haven’t gotten many bites on senkos.

It's your water. 

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53 minutes ago, Mottel said:

I’ve been fishing the entire summer and haven’t gotten many bites on senkos.

Slow down maybe? Try wacky? 

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Most of my fish this summer has come from a Senko or TRD.

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25 minutes ago, tander said:

Most of my fish this summer has come from a Senko or TRD.

Yup. Haven't had a reason to use anything but those 2. Casting gear is collecting dust.

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A pretty good chunk of the fish I have pulled in this summer have been on a senko either texas rig or wacky rig.  Granted, you catch on what you use, and use what you catch with...so using a lot of senkos, catch plenty of fish on senkos. Though yesterday I was out for about 4 hours, for 2.5 hours was using rage tails, chatter bait, swim baits...nothing. switched to texas rig black and blue senko and caught 6 lmb in an hour and a half, all 1-2 lbs.

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I use them all year round, and all you need is to figure out how they want it that day, that hour.  Universal baits also flukes, U-vibes and jigs.  They never want it the same way all year long.  Yesterday I caught two snakeheads, a peacock, and 3 small bass of a stick-o.  They are a summer fishing machine.  

 

Thanks Glenn for the video, I enjoyed it.

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Flipping a weightless stick worm into holes in the grass is a great way to get them to bite when they're suspended just below the grass and ignoring heavier weighted baits crashing down past them. That's how I got this one a few weeks ago on a weightless black Ocho. 

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Every guest I brought out with me this Summer got a weightless wacky senko on a spinning rod and caught more fish than I did.  They work!

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Most of the bass I have caught this summer have been on senko type baits.  I've been fishing them weightless in coontail and around lily pads.

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Saturday, I caught, what I think was my second LMB ever on wacky stickbait (Keitech Salty Core on 1/8 Owner Ultra Wacky.) Was dropping it down ledges. It was big fish of the weekend; just shy of 4. Just never had luck or patience or confidence with wacky before.  

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17 hours ago, Mottel said:

I’ve been fishing the entire summer and haven’t gotten many bites on senkos.

They don't exactly mop up on my favorite lake either. I've had a couple good outings with them wacky rigged, but most of the time they get ignored. Actually, during the dog days, almost everything gets ignored. I also wacky rig other worms occasionally.

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Haven't put much time in this summer with Senkos, mainly because I was Ned Rigging most of the time up until a couple weeks ago. Now all of the sudden I'm getting the bigger higher quality fish just chucking spinnerbaits, when earlier this year when the water was cold they wouldn't touch a spinnerbait. I don't get it. 

 

A couple years ago, I would go out and pretty much ONLY throw senkos. 

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4 hours ago, Choporoz said:

Saturday, I caught, what I think was my second LMB ever on wacky stickbait (Keitech Salty Core on 1/8 Owner Ultra Wacky.) Was dropping it down ledges. It was big fish of the weekend; just shy of 4. Just never had luck or patience or confidence with wacky before.  

Surefire way to get bit on a wacky is to cast it out and then take a leak while it slowly falls. The bass just know when you're indisposed. 

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8 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

Surefire way to get bit on a wacky is to cast it out and then take a leak while it slowly falls. The bass just know when you're indisposed. 

And...you sort of hit on why I don't throw it much...I'm just not a very good 'slow bass fisherman'...more of a Chuck&Winder....drop-shotting falls into same pot.

Usually, my Senkos find themselves trigged with a little weight up the line.   I'm well aware it isn't always as effective as the slow drop....but, patience was never my strong suit

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2 hours ago, Glaucus said:

Surefire way to get bit on a wacky is to cast it out and then take a leak while it slowly falls. The bass just know when you're indisposed. 

Hah, this works with every lure! 

 

I had a bass come up and hit a squarebill as it was floating on the surface while I was taking a little bio break.  

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23 hours ago, Glaucus said:

Yup. Haven't had a reason to use anything but those 2. Casting gear is collecting dust.

No need for it to collect dust. I throw TRD's on a Shroomz head jig and weightless senkos on my casting gear as well as my spinning.

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40 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

Hah, this works with every lure! 

 

I had a bass come up and hit a squarebill as it was floating on the surface while I was taking a little bio break.  

They usually bite when I have a major professional overrun. The last time I fished in the inlets at the beach I got a backlash on the first cast. I picked it out and started reeling up to find I already had a fish on. It was a toadfish and I didn't get another bite that day.

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1 hour ago, NYWayfarer said:

No need for it to collect dust. I throw TRD's on a Shroomz head jig and weightless senkos on my casting gear as well as my spinning.

Using 1/10 and 1/15 ounce heads and finesse TRDs with 6-8 pound line, no way.

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16 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

Using 1/10 and 1/15 ounce heads and finesse TRDs with 6-8 pound line, no way.

I throw the 1/6 and 1/10  heads on my baitcaster spooled with 10 pound line. The TRD and Hula Stickz bodies adds enough weight to have no issues getting a nice casting distance.

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A 1/15oz Zman head and a 3” TRD weighs around 3/16oz, so in reach of a lot of casting reels/rods.  

 

I have BFS combos that can cast an 1/16oz spinner, but for some reason I only like the Ned on a spinning combo, something about the eggbeater motion that seems to work better on the retireves.  

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Iv'e been catching numbers and sizes all summer with 5 inch Yum Dingers and Stick-O's wacky rigged. Nothing works better in the lakes and ponds i fish.

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just started bass fishing at the beginning of the summer but my fish have only come on texas rigged zoom trick worms in black. Got some senko's and going to try them out wacky rigged and see how it goes

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