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How To Fish A Senko | Bass Fishing

There we are There we go

There we go Come here I just want to show your face C'mon You got a face full of Senko buddy

Look at that He's got a mouth full of Senko Weightless Senko that's what we're talking about today Not a huge fish but, where do you think the huge fish come? Let's talk about it, weightless Senko's Hey, folks, Glenn May here with BassResource

com Today I wanna talk to you about fishing a weightless Senko This is what we're talking about right here Weightless Senko Now, if you're not sure how to rig it this way, I've got a video on that that's linked underneath this video, that shows you how to rig it this way, but basically I want to take you through the gear that we use, and then how to fish it

To start with I got a 3/0 hook This is a five-inch Senko, so we are using the 3/0 hook on it It's an extra wide gap hook It's not any special kind of hook It's not a flipping hook or a superline hook, it's just your standard wired thickness hook, and it's also obviously not a finesse hook, so not a real thin wire hook either

It's just a standard hook size And I have that paired with 15lb fluorocarbon line And there's a distinct reason why I use fluorocarbon line, not monofilament, copolymer, or braid Fluorocarbon, it'll sink a little bit And that sink rate, it won't inhibit this lure as it falls

You want it to fall straight down, and it kinda undulates as it falls So this line is not gonna impede that action, it's gonna fall with it If I'm using braid, braid has a tendency to be buoyant, and sometimes, you may have this happen to you using braid or monofilament, or copolymer line, you throw it out there, and the bait will do this, it will actually float away from you at an angle, or it'll fall at an angle You've probably seen this a time or two And that's because those lines are a little bit more buoyant than fluorocarbon

So when I use fluorocarbon that's the reason why I don't want to impede the action or change the action of the bait That's the exact reason why Fluorocarbon also is, you know, it's real sensitive, and since we're fishing this weightless, you're fishing it on a slack line, any little bit of sensitivity that you can gain the better So, fluorocarbon

And I'm fishing it on a medium action rod with an extra fast tip So not a medium-heavy or heavy action rod, but medium-heavy or medium rod with an extra fast tip that helps

the fast tip aids in throwing this bait out there It's a real light weight, so you need that tip to toss it out there again, again bait casting rod That's the standard gear

Of course, you can use spinning if you want That's nothing wrong with that

, use an 8lb test, 15lb test line I tend to throw the bait around heavy cover, and around bushes, and thick weeds, so I'm using the 15lb, that's why I do that But if you're in open water? Fishing rocky areas, where there is not a whole lot of vegetation or something where the fish can wrap you up, then by all means, go with 8lb test, 6lb test if you want Nothing wrong with that I'm just telling you the way that I do it

Okay, so that's the gear, that's how I use it Now let's go out and fish it Okay, so one of the basic ways and the most effective ways to fish the Senko is simply just cast it out there, engage the reel, and then let it sink Let it do its thing The Senko flutters and moves and wiggles

The key thing is, when it's falling like that you wanna watch the bait You wanna watch the line especially Watch that line to see if it twitches, jumps, flicks, does anything odd, because that's usually the fish grabbing it So pay close attention that if you see that, then of course set the hook Once it hits the bottom, all you're gonna do is just lift it up with your rod tip, and let it fall and slack line

Reel up some of that slack, 'till it's just about 'till you just about have the bait, but you don't wanna move the bait with your reel You just want it to fall straight down, and that's the enticing

it does the work for you You don't have to do anything Let it fall

Again, now my line is slack, so I know that it's hit the bottom I'm just gonna reel it right back up again All I'm doing here, I'm fishing an area that's got some rocks in here, and some scattered weeds, and the fish are out here roaming in it, and that's a perfect way to fish this bait And that is how I do it 90% of the time, how anybody does it, really You just cast it out, let it fall

A lot of time those bites occur on the fall on that slack line and that's the hard part, it's detecting that bite So pay real close attention to that line If you don't and the fish grabs it, then by the time you realize there's a fish there and you set the hook, you might gut hook fish them It's real easy to do that with this bait, so pay close attention to that line I'm gonna show you one other way to retrieve it

Once you've cast it out there, now what you wanna do is kinda bring the rod tip down, just kinda twitch it And then just twitch it back to the boat And you can do this at any speed Here I'm doing it at a moderate, you know twitching This is like a jerk bait But one other way to do it is, you can do it really fast You can do it slow, you can do it really fast

You can make it look like a bait fish just kinda skimming across the surface Just pop it, pop it, pop it, pop it And reel it in as you do it And it looks just like a little bait fish that's trying to get away from something And a lot of time, especially when the fish are feeding on schooling bait fish, you can throw right into them and pop it like this and you can catch a lot of fish doing it this way

Okay, very straightforward way of fishing it One other method I wanna show you here, you cast it out, let it sink, and once it hits the bottom, all you wanna do is drag it on the bottom And here you are trying to imitate some kind of a bait fish, say a sculpin or something like that, feeding off the bottom And in that case you just wanna move it with the rod tip I like to move it to the side

Some people like to lift up on it, but I don't wanna lift it up off the bottom here, I just wanna drag it along Just move the rod tip, and then reel up the slack And that's all there is to it Straightforward Senko fishing If you fish it like this you're gonna have whole heck of a lot of fun

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