Which Senko Style Bait Is The Best? Crystal Clear Underwater Video!

Today we're taking 5 of the most popular stick baits and watching their action underwater. Each bait was wacky-rigged and Texas-rigged to give the most fair comparison of the actions. Have you ever wondered if a Senko is worth the price? Are they really different than the other options? Let's find out!

Tim selected 5 different baits with different materials and salt content. He also traveled to the clearest water he could find so we could see the smallest movements and subtle differences between baits. By rigging them the same way we get a fair comparison that you can trust as you decide which baits are the best for your fishing style and location.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, hooks, and gear used to make this video.

The Baits...

-Power Bait The General: http://bit.ly/2DALv0j

-Z Man ZinkerZ: http://bit.ly/2ZVJANs

-Gary Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

-Yum Dinger: http://bit.ly/2J8nMrF

-Strike King Zero: http://bit.ly/2GU4o0n

Hooks...

-Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap Size 1: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM

-Gamakatsu G-Finesse Hybrid Worm Hook 2/0: http://bit.ly/2GT2T29

-Wacky Saddle: http://bit.ly/2xnYcJo

Favorite All-Around Senko Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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How To Skip Under Docks & Trees

These are the tricks you need to know to skip your jig wayyyy back under cover. If you're the guy fishing the edges of docks and fronts of trees, your fishing is about to change! Tim goes in depth with the methods he uses to consistently reach deep into the dark corners of overhead cover.

Skipping is an amazing way to catch bass that no one else is even fishing for. Once mastered, you can reach fish so far back in the shadows that they're rarely approached. The method is best learned with a spinning rod but ultimately can be done with virtually any tackle.

Below is a breakdown of the rods, reels, and lures that Tim is using to skip in this video:


Swimbait Combo…

Rod- Dobyns Fury 795 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Lure- 6" Osprey Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

Jig Combo…

Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10 Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 70 Casting Reel: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Lure- Clausen Compact Pitching Jig: http://bit.ly/2hAIyCV

Spinning Combo…

Rod- Cashion 7'2" medium Heavy Spinning: http://bit.ly/2xJGGPt

Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id

Line- 15 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Lure- 5" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

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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: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0: http://bit.ly/2x0yBGU
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

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: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Owner Mosquito Hook: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace: http://bit.ly/2aJq2AO
Strike King Shim-E Stick: http://bit.ly/2vXqewr
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket: http://bit.ly/2aPmvUl
Jackall Flick Shake Worm: http://bit.ly/2bi3Gse

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
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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": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

1) Texas Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Gamakatsu EWG 3/0: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Hook for 6" Gamakatsu EWG SUPERLINE 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

2) Wacky Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Wacky Saddle: http://bit.ly/2xnYcJo

3) Neko Rigging...
Wacky Rig Tool: http://bit.ly/2wtX7M8
Spare O-Rings: http://bit.ly/2h5MhX2
Tungsten Nail Weight: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW
Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

4) Weighted Texas Rig...
Light Flippin: 3/16 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Heavy Punching: 1 1/2 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
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