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As we all know, the 5" Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits Senko is one of the most versatile lures that have come into the fishing industry. There are several ways to fish them, and to list them all here would consist of making quite a long post. So, I will just post a few things about them that will make your experiences with Senkos more productive.

GYCB has a Senko that has a chartreuse colored tail. In the GYCB catalog and website, the color is 913. A lot of anglers have complained that bass will hit the tail end of the worm, and will not hit the middle of the lure, where the hook is located. A small addtion that you can make to these Senkos that will make them more productice is to dip the head of the Senko in Spike-It chartreuse worm dye. It will cause the head and the tail to have that chartreuse coloring on it, and a lot of the time it will cause the bass to nail the entire Senko, and not just the end.

A method that a friend of mine, Marc Marcantonio, shared with me is one of the most simple, but is often a rig that anglers do not think about right away. Why not take the effectiveness of the drop-shot and the effectiveness of the wacky-rig, and combine them? Well, Marc did just that, and came up with the Drop-Shot Wacky Rig. Inventive name, right? ;) Just take your favorite Senko, find the dead middle of it, and hook it up on the drop-shot. It is a way of catching bass that combines two of the most effective presentations that have come along in a long time. It will also give the bass a look of something that most have not seen before.

One of the last tidbits that I am going to share with you all is one of my favorite ways of making a Senko more effective. A lot of the fame behind the Senko has been that you fish it on a weightless T-rig. And millions of people have effectively used this rig to catch a lot of bass. However, why not throw a weight on the top of the lure, on a regular T-rig, and fish it that way? Doing this will allow you flip the Senko easier under docks, and it will make it act in a completely different manner. It is especially effective when flipped and pitched into brush. Fish the thickest stuff that you can find, and hang on.

Hope that these help you fish the Senko more effectively.
 
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Another great idea is to put the senko on a jig head. I use the BassStalker jig head because it will allow the bait to sit up.
 
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There are several little things that you can do to make the life of a Senko last longer than just the first couple of fish that they catch. Take a split Senko and use it as a trailer for your jigs. You would be surprised at just how effective the subtle presence of a Senko is.

I fish the larger Senkos on a C-rig, especially on main lake points and around mid-lake humps.

If you have a lot of small bass in a lake that you want to catch, size down to a 2 or 3 inch Senko, and wacky-rig them. You would be surprised at just how effective the smaller versions of the Senko can be. Also, the crappies will tear the smaller Senkos up, also.

Anyone else have any other ways of making Senkos more productive and more efficient?
 

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Useing them texas rigged in the weeds is good, also use a weedless hook in the weeds wacky style. Jiggle the senko & it will work it's way through the weeds. Use it as a jerk bait also. Use other brands like the YUM DINGER or the BPS sticko for a differnt sink rate.
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and if you are going to wacky hook a sinko ;;take a rubber O ring that you have to sink the sinko into and run the sinko half way through it and run the hook throught the O ring the sinko will last longer and wont tear up as easy. Been fishing wacky style sinkos on a drop shot for a couple of years now and it works great
 

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I have caught ALOT of fish using a senko like a fluke. This is one of my favorite dock presentations. Also, let htem sink, fish them like a fluke for 10 or so jerks, then deadstick them. then jerk 10 more times, and deadstick it again. This presentation is really good for deeper water. Be ready for the strike when you pop it off the bottom.
 

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I use the yum dinger w/ the chartreuse tail,but I with the jig head(i use the spot remover head),I try to use 1/8 ounce and sometimes even dead stick,started that a little to late last year.This year it will be tied on all year long :fishing02:
 

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You can pick up surgical tubing at a home center, cut it into 1/4 inch lengths, & slip them over a senko. When you put the hook through the tubing it is very difficult to tear. As a side benefit you can color the tubing.
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KeithsCatch said:
Does unknown post here anymore? I haven't seen any new posts from him in a while?
he was a staff member who insisted on starting trouble everywhere he went and the site started to lose members because of it so we had to release him. However rather than deleting all his posts I just changed his username and left his posts up. :wink2:
 

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KeithsCatch said:
Release him :rofl1: that is a good way of puting it.
ya know.. I never caught the double meaning when I wrote that this moring LOL I was just tryin to be polite about where he went LOL!
 
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