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I got some warm weather here in the Midwest today and decided to hit the water.  I have been fishing dark colored senkos from pumpkin to plain black and have had great success.  But today I opened up a pack of color 909 (Chartreuse Shad Laminate).  They are bright yellow with a white bottom.  To me this goes against my usual go to color theory but for some reason the bass decided that this was what they wanted.  I caught 4 large mouths in about an hour.  I did catch one on a dark color but they just were not as effective as the 909 color.

Has anybody else also had success with bright colors like this?

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Admittedly, I fish mostly with Tiki Sticks (redbug/chartreuse tip), but when I do fish with senkos

my favorite color pattern has been "Watermelon/Lemon Laminate (906).

Basically a confidence thing, it offers both a dark and light hue with a subtle rather than harsh transition.

Roger

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I have only fished with the colors watermelon, junebug, and watermelon red green flake.  Those have worked pretty well for me but I sure will try out that one color you mentioned.

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I don't stock colors like that in soft platics, but when you think about it, bass readily eat chartreuse and other bright crankbaits, so I guess it shouldn't surprise me that soft plastics would be any different.

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I like watermelon black.

and watermelon w/chrt tail

but junebug is a standby.

Have had good luck with wartermelon/green/red flakes.

PB&J works great.

The only colors I do not have consistant good luck with are the light shades, but some days they are killer.

I guess I never met a senko I didn't like.

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I love Senkos

You can go crazy on all the color choices they have.

I think you can make one cast with each color and it would take you a whole fishing day to get through  all the colors. At any give day and given color can work.

I have bags of different color Senkos, but I have limited down to two different colors I use 99% of the time

75% of the time its plain "Watermelon"  This seem to work almost everywhere

24% of the time its "clear"

1% other colors.

In the fall I use the "clear"  more often and do dip the tail in Chartreuse dye

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It doesn't really matter what color senko I have tied on. I have caught fish with many a shade, though I am partial to the watermelon/red flake. Most of what I keep is anything DARK. But I do have some lighter colors for clearer water that I do alright with. Not as good as the darker hues, but they do well enough.

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That is the only color senko I could not catch anything on? I actually gave all of those away that I had. What I use 90% of the time is: Natural shad, watermelon, gold shad, green pumkin, junebug and whatever random color I grap out of my senko box in case color doesn't matter that day.

Allen

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I had a lot of success with Senkos using the 909 color as well as with green pumkin in both the 5" Senko and the 6" Cut Tail worm. A great pond/bank fishing bait.

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Over a year ago I got some bargin big senkos that were 99 cents a pack and they really are senkos too.  I got two packs, in two colors... yellow, and a white/grey color with silver flakes.  I haven't caught a single bass on either color, and I have given them a good try too.

I stick to watermelon seed for daylight, and black with blue flakes at night.

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I would say that most of the time I use green pumpkin, watermelon seed, or blue/black fleck, but there is one pond that my buddy and I fish and the only thing we can catch numbers of fish with there is a white or chartruese stick worm.  I don't know why, I don't know how, but those two colors tear them up in that body of water.  On other lakes, if I have tried everything else I can think of, I will grab one of those colors "just in case" but so far they have only really worked in one place.

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I use 3 colors

black red flakes

green pumpkin

watermelon green red flakes

From clear to muddy water ,i cover all the situations

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Here's mine:

Green Pumpkin / black flake # 297

Watermelon / white laminate # 901

but my best day ever was on kinami flash -  gold shad # k821

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I had some luck with a black with blue flakes recently. ;)

For the most part I fish 194, watermelon with black flakes. I also like 208, watermelon with black and red flakes.

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I've had some luck using them with spot removers and ranging from green & yellow camo, green & silver (baby bass swirl), BRIGHT green senko with no flake.  The bright green looks like a Martian Senko! ;D  But it was catching fish left and right one afternoon.

I typically stick with darker shades of green like watermelon and green pumpkin.  I've got all sorts of red, black, blue faked tiki sticks and some with red dipped tails.  The best senko tactic for me has been using spot removers here.  The stay on the bottom and tease the bass that are down low next to underwater structure and creek beds.  When summer hits, I'll go with brighter colors and use them weightless for suspended bass.

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