How To Fish Texas Rigged Senkos | Bass Fishing

There we are. Okay. Come here guy. Got it on a weighted Senko. Come here big guy. Look at that. Tell you what guys, catching here on a Texas
rigged weighted Senko. I’m gonna show you how to catch fish today
on it. Just ah, I’m gonna show you how to rig this
up and what type of equipment you should beusing on it. And then I’m going to take you on the water
and show you the different techniques youcan be using for fishing a weighted Texas
rigged Senko. Hey, folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com. Today, I want to talk to you about fishing
a Texas Rigged Senko. Not weightless, but with a bullet sinker in
front of it. You know, if you’re not sure how to rig it
this way, I’ve got a video that shows youhow to do that. It’s linked underneath this video. You can go check that out in a little bit. But right now, I want to talk to you about
the different gear and the outfit to use thisrig. And then I’m going to show you how to fish
it. So to start with, I’m using a stout, extra
wide gap hook here. This is a 3/0, might be even a 4/0 hook. Real strong, you want to look for a hook that’s
called the superline hook or flipping hook. And the reason being is because we’re going
to be throwing this in some heavy cover. So I’ve got a tungsten weight here. This is a 3/8-ounce weight. You can start off with a 1/4-ounce or maybe
even 1/8-ounce. But because I’ve been throwing this in some
heavy cover, you know, some submerged bushesand trees, I want to get it through all those
branches so I’m using a little bit heavierweight today. I’ve got that tied onto 50-pound braided line. That way, I can get that fish, get him head
in this way out of all that bush and cover,and I’m going to be able to. . . if he wraps
up I’ll still be able to keep a tight lineon him, he won’t break me off. The line won’t get nicked and all cut up throwing
in that heavy stuff. Here’s something else to keep in mind, going
back to that weight. Even though it’s a 3/8-ounce weight, see the
slim profile of this bait, it makes an excellentpunching bait, really does. You can put a 3/4-ounce weight on here, maybe
a little bit lighter, and you can punch itthrough the weeds and matted hydrilla and
whatnot. You don’t have to use as heavy as a weight
as you would other types of baits becauseit’ll go through the cover a lot easier and
it’ll have a nice slower fall because of that. Got that paired up with a medium-heavy action
rod, perfect for flipping and pitching, baitcasting outfit, now we’re ready to go. Let’s go fishing. Okay, so one of the things I like to do with
a weighted Senko like this is to use it asa punching bait. Now if you notice, a lot of baits that are
used for punching are kind of bullet shaped. They’re kind of streamlined. They’re narrower up front than they are in
the back, that helps them get into the weedsand into that cover a lot easier than say
a bigger bulky bait like a jig. But if you look at this, the weight is the
same width as the bait, so that makes it foran excellent punching bait. So on stuff like this, a lot of times, you
pass it by because you can’t fish it verywell, that’s where I pull this rig out. All you got to do is just pitch it in there
and let it fall right through the cover andthen keep a tight line on it. And you want to feel for that bite. A lot of times that bite occurs right when
it punches through because it’s a reactiontype bite. Lift it up through that hole, bring it up
over the top and let it fall right back inagain. And that’s how you work it back to the boat. Just let it find its holes by itself. Lift up on it and see if you can’t feel that
fish. Lift up on it a little bit and feel for it. If you don’t feel anything, just lift it back
up again and let it fall through another hole. It’s a great way to fish when the fish are
buried up underneath stuff like this. They’re holding deep in thick cover. It’s kind of an unorthodox way of using a
Senko. I mean, yeah, if you got a weighted Senko,
you can flip and pitch it in other areas whereyou normally fish jigs and plastics. But I think, it really shines well in places
like this because it doesn’t have any appendagesthat’s going to get hung up on any weeds or
if there happens to be any twigs or branchesdown there, it’s not going to get hung up
on any of that stuff so you can bring it throughthis cover really, really well. So you’re more effective at fishing this area. You’re spending more time fishing it than
you are getting your bait unstuck off something,you know. So give that a try. Next time you come against cover like this,
take your punching bait off, put a Senko onit and give it a whirl. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
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