Senko Fishing Challenge!

Tim and Matt go head-to-head for 20 minutes! Both are armed with a 5" senko, each rigged differently. May the best rig win! 

The senko is a proven fish catcher that works all over the globe for a variety of species. There are so many different ways to rig it but two methods stand out from the crowd. The first is the wacky rig, in which a small hook is secured in the middle of the bait and allows for maximum action. The second is a larger hook Texas rigged, allowing for the bait to be fished in and around cover. 

The gear used in this video...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 893:
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple):
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0:
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0:

There are so many great ways to rig the senko. If you ask a dozen fishermen what the best hook is, you'll get a dozen answers so here are a couple more of our favorites...

Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap:
Owner Mosquito Hook:

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace:
Strike King Shim-E Stick:
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket:
Jackall Flick Shake Worm:

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy:

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Underwater Fluke Fishing with NEW Rigging Tricks For Deeper Water!

Are you catching all the fish you could be catching? Nose Hooked, Texas Rigged,  nose Weighted, there are so many different ways to fish a fluke! Which one is the best? When should you use each rigging method? 

Matt and Tim explain the different ways to fish a fluke and how to use it to its full potential. This isn't just a bait for schooling fish or fry guarders during the post spawn. The fluke can be fished as a topwater one minute and as an aggressive reaction bait in 40+ feet of water the next. 

Below is a break down of the rigging styles and hardware needed as well as the rods the guys use for each method. 

Standard Texas Rigging...

Zoom Super Fluke:
Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0:

Nose Rigged "Banjo Minnow Style"...

Zoom Super Fluke:
Owner CPS Spring (Size Medium):
Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap 1/0:
Gamakatsu WEEDLESS Finesse Wide Gap 1/0:

Deep Water Method...

Zoom MAGNUM Super Fluke:
Owner 6/0 Jungle Wide Gap Hook:
Tungsten Pagoda Weight:

Other Brands of Soft Jerkbait worth trying...

Caffeine Shad:
Magnum Caffeine Shad:
Bass Assassin Split Tail Shad:

The Rods...
Standard Rig- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Nose Rig- Zodias 7' Medium Spinning:
Deep Rig- G Loomis GLX 894C JWR:

The Reels...
High End- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
All Around- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Budget- Casitas 150:
Spinning- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500:

Braid- Power Pro Maxcuatro (65 lb or 15 lb for finesse):
Leader- Assassin Fluorocarbon 8 lb:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15-20 lb:

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How To Fish BIG Worms For Summer Bass

Summer has arrived and the fish are moving offshore so get ready! Its time to dust off those BIG worms and head out to the breaks and ledges! In Today's video Tim explains the advantages of different worms, colors, and rigging methods. 

Whether you are fishing for number or BIG bass, the Texas rigged worm or Carolina rigged worm is a great choice throughout the Summer months. These simple rigs produce both quantity AND quality consistently. If your goal is just to catch fish, you don't even need dedicated gear for this technique. 

Below is a break down of Tim's favorite BIG worms and the gear he uses to fish them. Good luck on the water!

Uptons Straight Tail Worm 13" -
Upton's UC Worm 10" -
Strike King Bullworm 8" -
Strike King Bullworm 10" -
Mann's Jelly Worm -
Berkley Power Worms 10" -
Zoom Ol' Monster Worms 10.5" -

Carolina Rig Rod (7'5" Extra Hvy 895C JWR) -
Carolina Rig Rod (7'7" Heavy ) -
Texas Rig / Shakey Head Rod (7'1" Med Hvy) -

High End- Shimano Metanium  MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Mid Range- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Budget Friendly- Casitas 150 7:1 Ratio:

Main Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Mono Leader- 15-18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:
Fluoro Leader- 15-20 lb Sunline Sniper:

Dirty Jigs Magnum Shakey Head -
Strike King Tour Grade Mag Jig Head (7/0)  -
Tungsten Weights -
Texas Rig Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap:

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How To Rig A Senko: Unique Tricks From Beginner to Advanced

Why is the Senko so good?! What makes it work EVERYWHERE? Here's what you need to know about rigging for different conditions and applications. 

This bait can be used in virtually every situation a bass fisherman will face. Its phenomenal as a finesse bait with 4 lb test but its just as good on heavy braid and a flippin stick!

Tim's Favorite Ways to Rig a Senko and the gear you'll need is broken down below.

The Original Senko in 4"-7":

1) Texas Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Gamakatsu EWG 3/0:
Hook for 6" Gamakatsu EWG SUPERLINE 4/0:

2) Wacky Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1:
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0:
Wacky Saddle:

3) Neko Rigging...
Wacky Rig Tool:
Spare O-Rings:
Tungsten Nail Weight:
Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1:
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0:

4) Weighted Texas Rig...
Light Flippin: 3/16 oz Tungsten Weight:
Heavy Punching: 1 1/2 oz Tungsten Weight:

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