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Hey, I have been using Zoom plastics for the last few months that I have started fishing a lot. I hear and see people talking about Senko worms but I have never used them. What is the difference between them and what would be the advantages of using a Senko instead of a Zoom?

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    What type of "Zoom" worm are you using?

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Zoom is a soft plastic bait company that makes ribbontail worms, straight tail worms, lizards, creatures, tubes, etc.  "senko" is a style of worm originally designed by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits.  It's a cigar shaped worm that shimmies when it falls.  There are many senko style baits on the market now.  Zoom's is the Z-Nail worm.

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Senko is a "name brand" just like "Zoom."

However, "Senko" is also a generic term for large "tricksticks", meaning fat plastic worms.

"Senkos" are also produced in other types, such as grubs and creature baits.

May I suggest "Googling" the word Senkos or go to the Gary Yamamoto web site for more information.

The "Senko" worm is an excellent bait thrown either Texas or Wacky rigged.

Wacky rigged?  Check out the fishing articles above or Google "wacky worm" and see one of the best presentations you can use for bass.

Super question. Thanks for asking.  ;)

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I like the Fire & Ice worms from Culprit and also the Watermelon Red Brush Hogs from Zoom....Would Senko worms be good for a small pond? I'm thinking that they may be too big because I don't think there are any bass over 2 pounds in the pond.

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I would say yes, I've had bass 2lbs and under hit 5" senco's they also have a 4".

I like the Fire & Ice worms from Culprit and also the Watermelon Red Brush Hogs from Zoom....Would Senko worms be good for a small pond? I'm thinking that they may be too big because I don't think there are any bass over 2 pounds in the pond.

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The biggest difference between the two besides the cost is the type of plastic being used and the amount of salt impregnation. The senko's are more of a premium bait where the zoom brand is more of your everyday joe type of plastic. Thats not to demean zoom by any means, I love using tricks worms and such.

Neither the Senko line of baits or any of the Zoom baits are guaranteed to catch bass. No bait will do that. Each one has it's different use and application. Now that being said, if you're a lazy wretched like me you can pretty much just drop a senko in the water, let it hit the bottom, lift it up and down a few times, and you'll stand a good chance of catching fish. Senko's are the perfect lazy mans bait. On the other hand, I have FAR more Zoom branded baits in my boxes just because of the variety and the cost of them.

If you've never fished with a senko before, it's certainly worth the six or seven bucks to pick up a package of them. Pretty much across the country they catch fish on a regular basis. Be forewarned though, they are very soft and will usually only last you a few fish before you need to change them out.

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I like the Fire & Ice worms from Culprit and also the Watermelon Red Brush Hogs from Zoom....Would Senko worms be good for a small pond? I'm thinking that they may be too big because I don't think there are any bass over 2 pounds in the pond.

there isn't a body of water where either a zoom trick worm or senko wouldn't produce. they are may top fall back baits.

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Actually, GYCB Senko and Fat Ika are guaranteed:

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Thanks everyone for the answers and suggestions but one question...how should I have the senko rigged when I try this technique?

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Buy yourself some Octopus hooks ( drop shot hooks ) and buy a pack of any 4" senkos and rig it wacky ( striaght through the middle ) and just toss it out on a spinning rod and let it sink. Half the time your line with start pulling out while its sinking and all you have to do is reel up and set the hook. PM me and ill help you out some more if you'd like. I started out fishing ponds but now ive gotten away from it cause i got my own boat  ;)

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Senkos on ponds...YES!

I throw them all the time.

No weight and on either a baitcaster or spinning rig.

WATCH YOUR LINE.

Cast the Senko.

Let it fall.

Twitch it back to you letting it sit for a few seconds between twitches.

WATCH YOUR LINE.

The bass (catfish and crappie) will pick it up and start to swim away with it.

Let them swim for about three to four seconds and then set the hook very hard by pulling the rod over your head.  If you fall down you have an excellent hook set.

After fighting and landing the bass, you must sing Hey Fighting Tigers and tip your purple and gold LSU cap to the water and do it all over again.  ;D   ;D   ;D

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Senkos are not the only type of stickbaits out on the market

here is a another one and this will catch fish just as well as a senko.

YUM dingers

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Senkos

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The only difference is that the senko has a lot more salt in it and cost much more and a senko will only last a few fish

Brent form *** also makes a stickbait that many on this website claim can out catch ether of these.

Just thought I let you know that senkos where not the only stick bait out there. ;)

Capt.O

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