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I just picked up a batch of these and will be trying them out this weekend. Wanted to see what all the hoopla is about this bait because many fisherman are talking about these like the chatterbait was spoken about in '06. These could very well be the bait of '07.I've heard to fish them like a swim bait. I will have a article on my blog after using them.
I had a bag of samples (4 purple w/silver flake) that I picked up from the ICAST show last summer and used them on a twin cities lake. The action is pretty awesome, but due to the fact that they are so soft, short strikers will bite the tail off! I found a good deal on a kit from Cabelas that has about 6 of each color for $22.99
I have been fishing these all summer, they are awesome. use a texas rig'n and swim em slow!
I picked up a bag of black swim senkos and really couldn't figure out how to fish it. I tried to use it like a swim bait with a small split shot to no avail. I didn't know the right weight for a bullet weight so I just experimented with a couple different weights until it swam right. Looks like the 1/8 oz is good in 3 to 4 feet of water. Then I dead sticked it a few times and pulled in an 8 pounder. The Gary Yamamoto site says you just need to keep the tail moving and more effective if you swim it but how do you argue with catching an 8 pounder within the first hour of just trying to figure out what to do with the bait. I guess I need to buy a few more colors and alternate between dead sticking it and swimming it for a while. I guess you gotta keep it from laying on the bottom and keep the move on it to move the tail.
Great info, I do think they are supposed to be used like a small swimbait, but when deadsticked they are much like any other soft plastic. So I would say mix it up & let the fish tell you what they want that particular day!!
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