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 doyou 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 aweightless Senko. This is what we’re talking
about right here. Weightless Senko. Now, ifyou’re not sure how to rig it this way, I’ve
got a video on that that’s linked underneaththis video, that shows you how to rig it this
way, but basically I want to take you throughthe 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 hookon it. It’s an extra wide gap hook. It’s not
any special kind of hook. It’s not a flippinghook or a superline hook, it’s just your standard
wired thickness hook, and it’s also obviouslynot 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 Iuse fluorocarbon line, not monofilament, copolymer,
or braid. Fluorocarbon, it’ll sink a little bit. And
that sink rate, it won’t inhibit this lureas 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 braidor monofilament, or copolymer line, you throw
it out there, and the bait will do this, itwill actually float away from you at an angle,
or it’ll fall at an angle. You’ve probablyseen this a time or two. And that’s because
those lines are a little bit more buoyantthan fluorocarbon. So when I use fluorocarbon
that’s the reason why. I don’t want to impedethe 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-heavyor 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 youneed 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 . . . nothingwrong with that. , use an 8lb test, 15lb test
line. I tend to throw the bait around heavycover, 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 vegetationor something where the fish can wrap you up,
then by all means, go with 8lb test, 6lb testif 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 simplyjust cast it out there, engage the reel, and
then let it sink. Let it do its thing. TheSenko flutters and moves and wiggles. The
key thing is, when it’s falling like thatyou wanna watch the bait. You wanna watch
the line especially. Watch that line to seeif it twitches, jumps, flicks, does anything
odd, because that’s usually the fish grabbingit. 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, andlet it fall and slack line. Reel up some of
that slack, ’till it’s just about . . . ’tillyou just about have the bait, but you don’t
wanna move the bait with your reel. You justwant 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 thatit’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 scatteredweeds, and the fish are out here roaming in
it, and that’s a perfect way to fish thisbait. And that is how I do it 90% of the time,
how anybody does it, really. You just castit out, let it fall. A lot of time those bites
occur on the fall on that slack line and that’sthe hard part, it’s detecting that bite. So
pay real close attention to that line. Ifyou don’t and the fish grabs it, then by the
time you realize there’s a fish there andyou set the hook, you might gut hook fish
them. It’s real easy to do that with thisbait, 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 whatyou wanna do is kinda bring the rod tip down,
just kinda twitch it. And then just twitchit 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 cando it really fast. You can do it slow, you
can do it really fast. You can make it looklike 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’strying to get away from something. And a lot
of time, especially when the fish are feedingon schooling bait fish, you can throw right
into them and pop it like this and you cancatch 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 dragit on the bottom. And here you are trying
to imitate some kind of a bait fish, say asculpin or something like that, feeding off
the bottom. And in that case you just wannamove it with the rod tip. I like to move it
to the side. Some people like to lift up onit, but I don’t wanna lift it up off the bottom
here, I just wanna drag it along. Just movethe rod tip, and then reel up the slack. And
that’s all there is to it. StraightforwardSenko fishing. If you fish it like this you’re
gonna have whole heck of a lot of fun. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
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