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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Texas Rigging Tips, Tricks, and Gear - Full Seminar

Learn the basics or try our advanced methods to get better hookup ratio, a better presentation, and fine tune your patterns, its all in this jam-packed video. The Texas Rig is the most universal rig in bass fishing so of course there are tricks to make it more effective! Whether you're fishing a drop shot, punching heavy cover, or somewhere in the middle, these tips will help you catch more bass. 

Matt uses a very simplified method of Texas rigging. He goes out of his way to stick with a wide gap hook for nearly all applications, only venturing between standard wire and superline (2x strong) wire. This allows his presentations to remain very consistent and saves a lot of baits. 

Tim prefers a more adaptive method, favoring different hook styles for different baits and presentations. The advantages are an increased hookup ratio and more fine-tuned method. Both bass fishing styles have merit so be sure to listen closely and decide which method will benefit you the most. 

Finesse Hooks...
Straight Shank - Owner Cover Shot:
Straight Shank- Trokar Light Wire:
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu Offset EWG Black:
Offset- Owner Offset Shank Worm Hook:

Heavy Cover Hooks...
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu EWG Superline:
Straight Shank- River2Sea New Jack Flippin Hook:
Straight Shank- Owner 4X Jungle Flippin Hook:

Texas Rig Weights, Pegs, and stops...
Strike King Tungsten Weights (No Insert):
River2Sea Tungsten Weights (With Liner):
Vike Tungsten Flippin Weight (Less Expensive):
6th Sense Peg X Stoppers:
Vike Smart Pegs (Budget):

Texas-Rig Worms We Recommend (Finesse to power)...
Strike King Half Shell:
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm:
Zoom Trick Worm:
Yamamoto Senko:
Reaction Innovations Machete:

Creatures and Craws We Recommend (Finesse to Power)...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver:
Strike King Baby Menace:
Zoom Baby Brush Hog:
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:
Keitech Crazy Flapper:

High-End Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 843C:
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL XG:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper:

All-Around Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Texas Rig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin:

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15 Ways To Rig A Senko | Bass Fishing Tips

Are you tired of rigging a senko like everyone else? Here are a bunch of ways you've never even heard of and neither have the bass! All 15 of these senko rigging tips are proven to catch fish! Everyone fishes the senko but if you want to catch bigger bass trying fishing the senko with one of these unique presentations. 

The senko is the most universal bait in bass fishing. Most anglers learn how to fish a senko before anything else. Advanced anglers often forget the power of the senko but that is a mistake. Let's be clear, GIANT bass will eat the senko! 

We know some of these tips are crazy and off the wall but if you try them you'll be amazed how effective they really are. Good luck out there!

The Senkos...
Standard 3"-7" Senko:
Yamamoto/Daiwa Neko:
Slim Senko:
Pro Senko:

Below is the gear needed For the Various Rigging Methods.

Blades for adding flash and vibration...
Pro Point Underspin Blade:
Talon Lures Worm Blade:

Hooks For Texas Rigging...
Gamakatsu EWG Hook:
Gamakatsu Superline Hook:

Hooks For Wacky Rigging...
Owner Wacky Hook:
Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap:
Trokar Dropshot Hook:

Rings and Saddles for Wacky Rigging...
O Ring Tool:
Extra O Rings:
Wacky Saddle:
Wacky Saddle Perfect Rings:

Jig Heads and Weights for Senkos...
3/8-1/2 oz. Pitchin' Jig:
Jackall Weedless Wacky:
Gamakatsu Finesse Wacky Jig:
Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey Head:
Gamakatsu Ball Head:
Tungsten Neko Weight:
Dropshot Weights:
Tungsten Dropshot Weights:
Split Shot Weight:

Carolina Rigging/Weighted Texas Weights and Swivels...
Vike Tungsten Weights:
Spro Power Swivel:

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