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    Question Yamamoto 5in swimsenco.....

    When the bass are really hitting these hard.... How many do you go thru in a day? It seem's that today, I was putting on a new one about every 3 to 5 strikes. Is this normal? I think I almost went thru 2 pack's in 8 hours! I'm not complaining....Just wondering if I'm doing something wrong. All in all, It was a great day!

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    How are you using these I have used some for trailers but not really used them much, What is your set up. They are really soft baits that dont last long but just like the rest of the yamamoto stuff I get bit better with them than the stronger knock offs

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    They don't last long at all! A new one every 3 to 5 strikes is pretty good! But man do the bass love them.

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    sounds about right with any yamamoto senko. one evening my buddy and i were just slamming those bass with senkos. didnt matter how we rigged, he threw it wacky and i was texas weightless. they didnt care, at the end of the day we went through 3 bags. my buddy actually started using pieces and hooking two halfs together and they still hit it. freakin amazing baits but dont last long.

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    Thank's guy's... I just was wondering if I was the only one who was going thru these thing's so fast. The bass sure do love them!

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    Went thru 4 or 5 in just a few hours today but MAN was it worth it. Actually beat my Personal Best today with them.

    Guestimate it to between 5 and 6 pounds. Thing that that sucks is i decided not to fish the tourny and would have ended up getting big fish and possibly top 3 which would have been in the money.

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    I have tried rigging these things with 4 different hooks 2 wide gap Gamakatsu hooks, A weighted keel and one standard, in 3/0 & 4/0 I miss more fish with these things than any thing I Have ever fished with. I have the fish for a second its not like its a straight wiff. I roll them on the water just cant seem to keep them glued. These things get a lot of strikes. I have tried alot of swim baits that look better but never one that gets bit more. Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potan View Post
    I have tried rigging these things with 4 different hooks 2 wide gap Gamakatsu hooks, A weighted keel and one standard, in 3/0 & 4/0 I miss more fish with these things than any thing I Have ever fished with. I have the fish for a second its not like its a straight wiff. I roll them on the water just cant seem to keep them glued. These things get a lot of strikes. I have tried alot of swim baits that look better but never one that gets bit more. Help
    I'm using a 2/0 or 3/0 offset Gamakatsu shank hook, and I seem to miss alot of fish! But they seem to love these bait's!

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    Either whine about the price of baits or whine about not catching any fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepags View Post
    Either whine about the price of baits or whine about not catching any fish
    Price is not the problem. I knew they were soft bait's... just wondering if I was the only one going thru so many.
    Last edited by BIGCBAG; 07-21-2012 at 10:35 PM.

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    All Yamamoto products get torn up QUICK....but they catch fishes....




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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGCBAG View Post
    Price is not the problem. I knew they were soft bait's... just wondering if I was the only one going thru so many.
    I plan on a fish per bait

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    It will pay for itself. It will not leave a crusty or hard scab where the repair has been made, as it's not really a glue but temporarily liquifies the plastic. The bait will be as soft and strong like it's fresh out of the pack.


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    a 3/0 or 4/0 Gammy Skip Gap hook works really good on the swim senko. A keel weighted screw in hook works good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potan View Post
    I have tried rigging these things with 4 different hooks 2 wide gap Gamakatsu hooks, A weighted keel and one standard, in 3/0 & 4/0 I miss more fish with these things than any thing I Have ever fished with. I have the fish for a second its not like its a straight wiff. I roll them on the water just cant seem to keep them glued. These things get a lot of strikes. I have tried alot of swim baits that look better but never one that gets bit more. Help
    I've found that if I pause for a second before i set the hook my landing percentage goes way up. When i first started fishing the swim senko i set the hook hard and fast but realized that youll miss a lot of them that way. I'm also using i believe a 4/0 gamakatsu ewg.

    Might not help ya but it sure made a difference w/ me.

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    I use them on a spinning rod. EWG 3/0 with small split shot 12 to 18 inches up the line. Just slow crank back to boat. When they are eating the color I'm throwing they will inhale them so I break off the barb on the hook to make it easier on the fish to get it out off their throat. My favorite color is smoke with purple flake. 3 or 4 fish per bait would be about right.

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    Here's what happen's to me....... Every bulgill and perch seem to want to try to eat it, so I get alot of small hit's! Some even hit it so hard, that it feel's like a strike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGCBAG View Post
    Here's what happen's to me....... Every bulgill and perch seem to want to try to eat it, so I get alot of small hit's! Some even hit it so hard, that it feel's like a strike!
    This ^^^^^ is the main reason I find it aggravating to fish a senko. I get "bit" almost every cast but 98% of them are bluegills. I have watched 6 or more at at time just gather around a senko and take turns grabbing it.

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    I have caught a ton of fish on these. Yes you will go through a bunch but well worth it IMO. I always rig weightless with a 4/0 EWG Gamma or I've found the equal BPS hooks are as good and a whole lot cheaper. (I been using the BPS hooks more and more and really like them)

    Try keeping the senko's in the cooler on ice. They will last longer and the fish don't seem to mind.

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    The real reason the come apart so easy is the silica sand that is used to make them sink. This in turn causes them to break up very easy. Must of or if not all use guys the made custom baits use salt.
    when we made senko's for customers I use very fine salt and add it to the raw plastic. When it is heated the salt melts thus making the plastic sink and not tearing near as easy. I make senko's 2 ways sinking and floating to wacky rig them on a Crig all the customer needs to tell me is if they want it to sink or float.

    If you don't think that a Yama bait is full of it, start rubbing it with your fingers and watch the silica sand come out, or cut into it and look under a microscope. I am in now way downing the company just telling you how they are made.