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4,5,and 6" senkos

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Its obvious that the 5" senko is a definate favorite among fisherman, and i know that the 6" is a totally different bait, i bought a pack of 6" and i almost prefer them. Also, do you find 4" senkos to be effective? It seems that their action would be limited on account of how short and stubby they are. Anyways, how do you rig, (hook size) and fish each bait differently, if any different at all.

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I fish them Texposed. Size 3/0 and 4/0 extra-wide-gap hooks for the 4" and 5" Senko, respectively. Never used the 6". And yes, I've found the 4" to be effective. I don't know that I've been able to tell if they're any different in effectiveness from the 5', although I use the 5" more often.

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I fish the 4" sinko weightless and with a 2/o hook.  I may fish it slower than the bigger sinkos due to its small size.

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I fish the 5" most of the time, but the 4" is also a good bait for me on lighter tackle.  I seldom fish the 6", but it is a good bait as well.

RW, kinda a regualr here, swears by the 6".

Brad

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5 and 6 for me. The four catches a ton but of the smaller class generally.

the 7 and 10 don't produce as well for me but if I had more patience, I would probably prove myself very wrong.

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I fish 4", 5", and 6" yum dingers (yum's senko knock off) and for me the 4" has been the best producer of both size and quanty, 5" get bit far less often for me, and when they do, it's not any bigger/better fish than what I get on the 4". NOW the 6"...........you won't catch alot of small bass on that but the bass you do catch will be QUALITY. I have never caught less than a 4lber on the 6"

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To answer my own question, i use 3/0 hooks on 5" worms, and 4/0 on 6" worms. Sounds about right. Now the 4" im mainly concerned with catching those brown bass. And from what i hear they are wicked good on the dropshot. Hows that sound?

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I fish the 4" alot more than I fish a 5" senko.  Like LBH siad thought, the 4" are good for numbers, not necasarily size.  But I have caught big bass on 4" senko texas rigged before.  I prefer to use a Gamakatsu size 1 Offset worm hook.  They provide the senko with a better fall rate IMO, and I have found that I get alot more strikes with a slower fall.  When the bite is on and the fish don't mind a little faster fall, I will usually use a 3/0 or 4/0 repectively for the 4"and 5" senkos.

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I rarely fish the 4" Senko, but I fish the 5", 6" and 7" a lot.

5" I use a 3/0 or 4/0 Daiichi Wide Gap hook.

6" I use a 4/0 Daiichi Wide Gap hook.

7" I use a 5/0 Daiichi Fat Gap hook.

JT Bagwell

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4" is 2 small for me,it catches lots of small fish

i prefer the 5" and 6"

i use for the 5" 3/0 or 4/0 EWG

and for the 6" 4/0 EWG

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I only use the 4 inch when the water is cold and fish are sluggish with a 2/0 red EW Gammy.  I've read many articles about down sizing when the water is a bit colder - seems to work - but I do prefer 5 inch with a 3/0 red EW Gammy.

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I think you are all on track with the 4 & 5" Senko, those baits catch a lot of bass. But I don't fish them at all, I think they attract too many little fish. Although I fished the 7' version for a couple of years, I didn't catch bigger bass than I did fishing the 6" Senko. Also, the equipment I like to use for soft plastics (7' MF spinning tackle) is not really suitable for the 7" bait (it's too heavy).

Anyhow, I fish the 6" Senko exclusively, year-around.

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i have only purchased the 5 " and use anywhere from a 3/0 to 4/0 hook (bps brand)  they do catch things on a certain lake i fish but then again its only on the "walls" of the lake (just limestone drop at the shores of the lake.  where do you guys usually fish them and then how to do hook them when you fish tose areas.  i like wacky rigged just cause its fun lookin.

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I've used the 4", 5" 6", and 7".  I like the 7" senkos, but I use a MH fast tip rod for this.  The 4" is good for dropshotting.

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I tried the 4" rigged wacky style on a dropshot rig in Lake Erie this past September. It Worked very well. Picked up a limit all 4 days we were there including a smallie that was close to 6 lb. I tried switching to the larger 5 and 6" senkos but the fish didn't seem to want them. Might have had something to do with all those 4" Gobies swimming around.   ;)  

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5 and 6 for me. The four catches a ton but of the smaller class generally.

the 7 and 10 don't produce as well for me but if I had more patience, I would probably prove myself very wrong.

10 what? Senko?   :-?

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I will only use the 4" when the bass are in a negative mood. Yes, they do produce smaller fish but on a day where it is no fish or small fish, I downsize just to get some strikes.

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5 and 6 for me. The four catches a ton but of the smaller class generally.

the 7 and 10 don't produce as well for me but if I had more patience, I would probably prove myself very wrong.

10 what? Senko? :-?

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Interesting, did not know they made them that big...

Wayne

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That is one beastly senko!

Where could you get a pack of those things?  I don't think Bass pro carries them.

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Sheesh, I must be blind.  Hopefully you just put that there, and I didn't miss it the first time around.

Thanks for letting us know.

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Although I fished the 7' version for a couple of years, I didn't catch bigger bass than I did fishing the 6" Senko.

A strange thing I did notice during early summer 2006 was that on a couple of particular days at a particular reservoir bass would refuse to hit 5" or 6" senkos I normally use but on the same day they would readily hit 7" independendly of color. The size of the fish was no different, 2 - 4lb bass as usual. One of those weird quirks largemouth bass are known for I guess!

Overall though the 6" senko are the most reliable, with 5" close behind. I rarely use 4", mainly when the going gets really tough and I need to downsize.

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