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Some plastics work better in some conditions than others. They just tend to out preform due to water conditions, cover, fish behavior, ect. As far as senkos go, what situations will you pick one up before you will a different plastic? Thanks everybody

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I think senkos really excel in calm water when you are casting to a specific target. Any water temp really. If it is calm I will throw a senko first as they will not send out a huge profile to spook nervous fish.

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I have found the Senko type baits work in all conditions.The only time I don't use them is really muddy water. But I have caught fish on sunny days and caught 50+ bass in the rain last week. Its pretty versatile.

But if I had to choose, I would like a partly cloudy day with a slight breeze in clear water.

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I use them just about anytime. Like today, it was cold this moring and foggy but changed to sunshine and warm temps.  I bagged over 15 fish in about 5 hours on 6 black with blue flake senkos.  

But on a side note I also caught a few on a 6in junebug Dinger. Go figure.  

I also tried some Zoom Lizards, a Culprit 7.5in worm, and a GYCB hula grub with no success.

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Out of interest - those that stated "never" can you say why?  This is such a tried and tested lure - what's the reason you seem to so strongly dislike them?

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I dont think its the fact that the senko isnt tried and true.  It's just the fact that they're so darn expensive.  Seriously I can use a zoom trick worm on a wacky rig to catch almost 15 fish on a good day.  With a senko that would be impossible, they just rip too easy.  If I'm paying that much I'd rather have a bait that lasts longer than two fish at most.  Sometimes you can just fish the bait too much and need a new one.

All in all I think most people can find a senko look-a-like for cheaper and use it just as well as a senko

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Hmm yea, I can see that problem even after I miss hook it and re set the hook in the worm and feel like its about to fall apart.  I thought perhaps it was the style of the lure that the above posters were objecting to rather than the quality of the plastic.  I forget that senko is a brand, rather than a style.  Since I'm new to bass fishing I have been thinking of it as a lure style rather than brand.  

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As far as using them goes, well I love finesse at the moment, so I've got the 3" senkos going.  So far the roboworms are working better, but its a limited test since I don't catch much.  basically, I hate senkos and any thick heavy worm like a cigar.  I try to use everything else I have first.  I nothing else works I will grab a senko.  

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This is my experiece with them, i will not buy the yamamotas or kinamis.  They aren't worth the price you pay at all, I personally will only use the tiki worms, they have a better scent, they are real durable, and and are soft like the senkos and have the same action maybe even a lil more.  I can't stand some of the other brands b/c they are as hard as rocks and have no action to them what so ever!  

On a side note i can't stand wacky rigging them at all, I do a weightless t-rig, and I have caught a ton of fish that way.  Trflshfl (jay) and I kind of got into a discussion over this a couple of days ago after i made the remarks like above.  I was out on the lake and I picked up one and just set it in the water and nothing... I was like what the hell, so i hooked up a kinami, it had good action but there soft, then i picked up a tiki and bam perfect action and i have caught 6 or so fish on just one tiki as a senko or kinami you get maybe 1

just my 2 cents

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Senkos are my number one bait, other than in deep water. I love to fish top water but if the top water bite is not on ill fish a senko, or if a fish misses my top water ill throw a senko as my follow up

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Out of interest - those that stated "never" can you say why?  This is such a tried and tested lure - what's the reason you seem to so strongly dislike them?

It's not so much a matter of them not liking them as much as the folks not wanting to be caught using the bait ANYONE can catch with.  There's not much talent needed to catch fish with these and some feel it reflects on their skill to still be in the running but not because of the trick stick because they are versatile enough to still compete WITHOUT it.  Many people have won tourny's on Trick sticks and think they are good when in fact they are very limited, closed minded anglers, I think these guys want to avoid being lumped in with that class.

 Personally, I'll use what catches, I have nothing to prove to anyone.

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"It's not so much a matter of them not liking them as much as the folks not wanting to be caught using the bait ANYONE can catch with.  There's not much talent needed to catch fish with these and some feel it reflects on their skill to still be in the running but not because of the trick stick because they are versatile enough to still compete WITHOUT it.  Many people have won tourny's on Trick sticks and think they are good when in fact they are very limited, closed minded anglers, I think these guys want to avoid being lumped in with that class."

Now that kind of thinking is a pile of BS.

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lol,...it's certainly not MY way of thinking mind you....just trying to explain why some folks are dead against it.  It took the tourny circuit and made it into something any Joe Blow could win and that has rubbed a few folks wrong.  But that's life folks.

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Let's see! One enters a tournament and uses a bait that gets them a win! What a novel idea!

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Shhhhhhh, gonna offend the tourny guys, lol (many are still coping with losing to a senko angler this weekend)

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Late pre-spawn and early post-spawn. That's about it for me.

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i like to throw it over points with alot of grass on it or flats with alot of green grass. the grass has to be about 1-2ft below the surface and those bass love it when you left it softly sink over top of the grass. calm mornings also. senko or topwater.

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The only time Senkos don't work is when the water is frozen! Other

lures may be a better choice at times, but the Senko produces fish,

period! Some people think it makes fishing for bass too easy, well...

To be more specific, I fish the 6" Senko weightless and weedless

in water <12' deep, but that's not a rule, it's just me. I fish all soft

plastics on spinning tackle, 7' Medium Power/ Fast Action and Yo-Zuri

Hybrid Ultra Soft #6.

8-)

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Out of interest - those that stated "never" can you say why? This is such a tried and tested lure - what's the reason you seem to so strongly dislike them?

It's not so much a matter of them not liking them as much as the folks not wanting to be caught using the bait ANYONE can catch with. There's not much talent needed to catch fish with these and some feel it reflects on their skill to still be in the running but not because of the trick stick because they are versatile enough to still compete WITHOUT it. Many people have won tourny's on Trick sticks and think they are good when in fact they are very limited, closed minded anglers, I think these guys want to avoid being lumped in with that class.

Personally, I'll use what catches, I have nothing to prove to anyone.

:-?

That is not the reason I do not fish them, I simply do not like fishing that slow. Do they catch fish? yes. Do I leave a fish or two behind by not 'finishing' a spot with a Senko/Trick Stick/Yum Dinger/etc? Probably. Am I ok with that? Yes.

FD

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Out of interest - those that stated "never" can you say why? This is such a tried and tested lure - what's the reason you seem to so strongly dislike them?

I 'm not going to say never but I 've got to say that I rarely fish with senkos or senko look alikes, not that I hate them but there are tons of baits I learned to fish with before the senko was invented that I seldomly have to try a senko.  

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