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Does anybody use these?  Back when I was in college I’d fish these in clear creeks and little tributaries.

 

I’d put them on a jig head of some sort and swim them by downed trees and other structure. I don’t know if it was the correct way to work it as I’d shake it during the retrieve, but I always would land a 2.5-4lb largemouth. 

 

Does anybody else use or have used these? How’d you use it?

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I use them the same way and in the same places I use regular Senkos. Weightless, T rigged.

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26 minutes ago, HeyCoach said:

I don’t know if it was the correct way to work it as I’d shake it during the retrieve, but I always would land a 2.5-4lb largemouth.

You were obviously using them wrong. When you use them right they catch fish 5+ lbs.

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2 minutes ago, bholtzinger14 said:

You were obviously using them wrong. When you use them right they catch fish 5+ lbs.

To quote Takahiro Omori, “I knew it!”

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I love using them weightless 

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I like using them on chatterbaits.

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I use them as trailers on swim jigs.  Can't say they are better than Keitech swim impact, which I also use for that purpose, but they catch fish.

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16 hours ago, Harold Scoggins said:

I like using them on chatterbaits.

Me too.

Espcially early season. 

A-Jay 

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We fish them a lot of different ways on the potomac.  Like a swimbait on a belly weighted hook, nose weighted in the thick grass and weightless over the top of the grass.  Very productive bait.  Little inside story, Gary Yamamoto came up with the Swim Senko because he saw how many times he had fish following a regular Senko in during a cast.  

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I have always fished them on a slider head around reeds. Cast them out let them drop, pop them off bottom slowly retriev for 3 or so feet burn it in and recast. 

 

I will I’ll say though that when I tested a lot of swim jig trailers in a tub, I was very surprised to see the swim senko had the most action of any plastics I tried. Never tried that combo this summer, maybe next year to see how it produces on the water. 

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I like throwing them around pads early in the year alternating with a fluke. Usually one will work

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I use them as a chatterbait/swim jig trailer. I also swim them weightless (T-rig) or with light swimbait belly weighted hook around grass and lily pads. They have really good action. I keep the T-rigged/swimbait swimsenkos and cut the front portion the fish destroy and use these for chatterbait/swim jig trailers.  

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Bought a box of them from bps years ago....five or six each of a bunch of different colors.  Tried them a couple times with weighted and unweighted hooks, but always got the impression that the sweet-spot speed for the tail to look right was a really tight window -- too slow and you get nothing, and little too fast and it rolled or you got nothing, so I buried them away and now they contribute to my island of misfit plastics. 

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