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So lately i'm been using a senko and been getting some nice bass. That is when i can actually hook em' good enough to bring em' in. I'm just using a standard weightless t-rig, but it's bunching really bad at the point of my hook badly. I'm losing a lot of fish because of it. I'm using a 5" senko by the way. I've tried changing hook type from an offset worm hook to EWG's to owner senko hookd from 2/0 to 5/0. Maybe I am rigging it wrong? Here's how im rigging it.

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Just make sure that the hooks is straight and texspose hook.

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Use a Senko knockoff, if real ones heat up they get crazy soft.

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If the top of the senko is sliding down the hook and causing your problem then take some toothpicks with you and push the toothpick through the senko and the eye of the hook and then break it off. It will hold the senko and keep it from sliding down the hook. Or use a twist lock hook or get some parasite clips.

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I have that problem when gills, perch or small bass peck at the Senco.

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I was thinking the same thing, dinks. Or, it could be wimpy hook sets. :blink:

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toothpicks

x2

Cheap and easy

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I agree probably dinks. Happens to me all the time when the fish doesn't have the worm far enough in its mouth so you are just pulling it out.

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So what's the sad part using senkos?

I agree with little ones clinging on to the unhooked portion, fish love senkos and will hold on for their ride for a bit.

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So what's the sad part using senkos?

I agree with little ones clinging on to the unhooked portion, fish love senkos and will hold on for their ride for a bit.

i second this. sadly using senkos? fishing with senkos is a blast and always going to catch fish big and small. yeah dinks probably nippin at it. hate those dinks

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There you go, I don´t use a toothpick, I use a huizache thorn ( mother nature has provided us with an endless supply of huizaches :lol: to do that ).

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There you go:post-384-0-31936900-1310058499_thumb.png

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Check out Parsite Clips - you can pick them up at BPS - don't know how they work, don't know why they work - only know they work.

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Must be dinks them. I didn't think of smaller fish biting the unhooked portion.

Fat-G, Im using YUM dinger's. I just call all of them senkos.

And J, It's definitely not a wimpy hookset :)

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Its probably blue gill or warmouth biting the bait and when u set the hook the hooks is to big for there mouth.Perch can do the same thing as well.A very small bass can do it too.Pretty much any small fish that likes worms will do it.

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I’ve found that using an offset round bend hook is far superior at holding stick type lures straight than any other hook. They also hold the lure in place better!

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If you feel a hit and miss the fish and the Senko or plastic is balled up, you missed the fish.

"If the top of the senko is sliding down the hook and causing your problem then take some toothpicks with you and push the toothpick through the senko and the eye of the hook and then break it off. It will hold the senko and keep it from sliding down the hook. Or use a twist lock hook or get some parasite clips."

Regarding the above quote...X2! ;)

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Try a skip gap hook by gamakatsu. It works great for tubes and pretty much eliminated that issue for me.

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I'll definitely try the toothpick trick next time out. Thanks!

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I have that problem when gills, perch or small bass peck at the Senco.

You rig your Senko exactly the same way I do, but I always make sure to skin-hook it, too. I use a Gammy 3/0 EWG for 5" Senkos.

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