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Everything I hear is Senkos, Senkos, Senkos! Where the hell can I get some damn Senkos? Who are they made by? Dick's Sproting Goods at Park Meadows is the closest place for me. Wal-Mart works too. Where can I get my hands on them?

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Senkos should be available at most sporting goods stores that are fairly large, like garts or sportsman's. They are made by Gary Yamamoto baits.
Senkos look just like a soft plastic cigarette basically, and their action is pretty subtle. However I can guarantee one thing, they just plain work. In fact they may be about the best clear water bass lure around, along with other soft jerks likes flukes, assassins, or sluggos.
I would recommend the 4" senko as the best all around, but the 3" and 5" work too. Best colors are cream white, red shad laminate, and green pumpkin watermelon. But most all of the colors work.
 

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Garts in the Springs doesn't carry them. Dick's does so you'll be able to get ahold of them for sure. Pick up some IKAs as well in your crawdad colors. If the wind picks up throw them on a texas rig. If the wind picks up I'll also carolina rig a 3in senko or dinger.

Other then that usually go with 4in in CO with no weight but the hook. Good luck and knock em dead!
 

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I think they work very well. TFB told me about them and I used them up at Jerry Creek. I really lost count of how many bass I caught.

Slap it on a Gamakatsu wide hook and texas rig it. No weight required. They move through the weeds very nicely.

I used the 4" green fleck one.

The bad thing about them is the fact that A) they are a little expensive- $5 or $6 for a dozen of them and B) they aren't the most durable thing in the world. They end up falling apart after a few fish have lashed onto them. When they do, just flip it over and use the other side until that falls apart and then just wacky rig it. It's trash shortly after that but they are very well worth it.

Go to BPS and look up the Gary Yamamoto stuff. They might have some on clearance but they definitely have all the senko's you could possibly ask for.

I wanna try out those Yamamoto creatures also.
 

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If your near Park Ghettos mall Id say goto Garts on County Line. I have never used the Senko brand but have used alot of the copycats and i'd have to say they work just the same for less $. Id say go with the YUM brand.

I always fish them on a 1/0 worm hook.

Heres a site for you to check out: http://www.nybass.com/robj/nybsenkorig.htm

This pic might help:


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Jay_In_Parker said:
If your near Park Ghettos mall Id say goto Garts on County Line. I have never used the Senko brand but have used alot of the copycats and i'd have to say they work just the same for less $. Id say go with the YUM brand.

I always fish them on a 1/0 worm hook.

Heres a site for you to check out: http://www.nybass.com/robj/nybsenkorig.htm

This pic might help:


-Jay
That pic is right on the money although I would put the tip of the hook into the worm a little bit to help make it more weedless.

I don't know about the other brands so I can't really say whether they work better or not but I know that the Senko's are made out of a different type of rubber/plastic. It is very very soft.
 

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I too would skin hook the point. As far as them being better softer plastic: You can go online and see comparisions and there is not much diffrence.

For example. The kanmi brand is exactly the same. The guy is Yamomoto's brother and there made in the same factory.

The chomp brand is good too. has ALOT of garlic in them though,

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are you trying to pick a fight with me?



















Just kidding. Like I said, I haven't used any of the other brands so I don't know my rear from a senko in the ground. ;D
 

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Love the senko! One of the easiest plastic baits to use in my opinion. Most fish hit the senko as it drops.

Cast it out, let it fall, wait for the strike. Lift, drop, wait for the strike...reel in the slack. Repeat until you get fish.

I try to convince people who throw live nightcrawlers for bass to use the senko instead. This is a great transition bait to graduate to plastics.

Senko...its a bass go getter!
 

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Sportsmans Warehouse has a huge selection. I like the 4" white/Green Laminate and the 5" 301/317 with the chartruese tail.
 

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The trick with a Senko type bait is to fish it as slow as possible. And if you think your fishing to slow than slow down. Like said, cast let it sink and watch your line for any movement. Let it sit for a good 20 to 30 sec. Lift it up and repeat.

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This bait is so easy...even my 3 year old can catch fish using a 3" senko and a Scooby Doo pole.



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This bait is so easy even my dad can catch bass on them, and he has only been bass fishing for 2 years. There are other good plastic worms as well, but personally I prefer the senkos. The kinami flash are made by gary's son and they are the exact same, the only draw back is they don't have very good color selection. Besides those two, I don't think there is any other plastic worm quite as good but I always have other brands on hand if the bass are aggressive they won't care.
 
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i love this site, i make a post, come home from school and have 13 replies

thanks guys, ill get some and matt thats some skill choppin the backgrond, haha
 

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The thing I really like about the senko is a bass will grab hold of one and hold on to it, and hold on to it, and hold......well you get the idea. Its not like a tube or a jig where they thump it and you can miss them on the hookset because they've already spit it out. They grab this thing and don't want to let go-makes the hookset pretty easy. Ed
 

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Werd. They really grab onto them. Senkooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh!
 
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