GY Senko good alternatives?

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GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby IL Basser » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:07 am

So getting back into fishing since the beginning of the year after a long period of not being able to fish at all for the most part.

My favorite bait and really my only bait I ever use is the Senko (I know cheating) but they are quite expensive for a package when they rip so easy. ( I ordered some mend-it and I'll give that a try)

My question , is there a good alternative for a Senko as far as better durability and about the same weight/density so it still sinks?
Yum dingers kinda float weightless and I only ever use the Senko weightless. (havent been skunked this year on fish at all fishing about every other day for the past 3-4 months)

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby big_gee » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:26 am

Senko is still the best. I use some Strike King but they don't sink like a senko so I add a nail weigh to it.

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby accodn2ryan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:24 am

If you're having problems with the YUM dingers sinking, you can always add one of those suspend strips to your hook to help it sink. I'm assuming you're using fluorocarbon right?

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby poisonokie » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:14 pm

Strike King Ochos aren't necessarily an alternative to a senko, but are similar enough to warrant a mention. They are great for neko rigging and swimming around on a weighted hook like Owner's twistlock light weighted. They're pretty durable when rigged correctly and have a unique action regardless of how you rig them. They don't come in 10^17th different colors, but do come in the colors that catch fish. Ghost minnow, blue craw, and Double Header (Grn pump/wm red flk) are my favorites. They're a little cheaper than Senkos, too, but like I said they're not really a replacement.
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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby poisonokie » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:15 pm

Also, do yourself a favor and get a wacky o ring tool. They're a great money saving investment.
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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby IL Basser » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:43 pm

poisonokie wrote:Also, do yourself a favor and get a wacky o ring tool. They're a great money saving investment.


Just bought two today!

I use mostly light braided line (power pro) on everything because of all the grass lakes i fish and wading super rocky creek beds.

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby earthworm77 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:07 am

I used to write a lot of fishing related articles. I was always a GYCB skeptic. I've used them but believed there was nothing special about them. For the last 10yrs or so I've lived in Fl and I fish crystal clear water......Senkos beat the rest hands down, consistently.

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:16 pm

I use Senkos and other brands, mostly BPS Stick-O and the Wacky Worm brand.

I have noted that the larger the size, the greater the performance difference. I could not tell any difference in 3-inch, and just a little difference in the 4-inch.

Anyone else notice that?

I will use 4-inch BPS when testing gear, etc., and Senkos in tournaments.

FYI there's an interesting thread in the General section on lure weights. Two of us have weighed many lures, including Senkos and the various knock-offs.

One interesting point is that a 2.75 oz Z-man TRD weighs more than a 3-inch Senko. Nuts be loaded with salt.

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:20 pm

I wish I could edit...nuts into must...

Used to be able to edit posts.

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby IL Basser » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:07 pm

LOL!

That is interesting. After this last day of fishing using four brands and all the same color hands down i consistantly had more strikes on my Senko. Same set up I just switch them everytime i caught a fish or if i wasnt getting any hits. There was a consist hit on senko and the Yum Dingers but the yum dinger needed a weight in. The Senko had the most overall catches by 7 bass and 1 crappie.

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:21 pm

IL Basser wrote:LOL!

That is interesting. After this last day of fishing using four brands and all the same color hands down i consistantly had more strikes on my Senko. Same set up I just switch them everytime i caught a fish or if i wasnt getting any hits. There was a consist hit on senko and the Yum Dingers but the yum dinger needed a weight in. The Senko had the most overall catches by 7 bass and 1 crappie.


Good info.

What size were you throwing?

I can accept your conclusion if they were 5 inches of more.

As I said, size makes a difference!

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Re: GY Senko good alternatives?

Postby IL Basser » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:11 am

6 and 5 inch all green pumpkin seed some had red flake like the senko. After i was done with the assessment I switch to my new go to color of perch and continued to have a hay day. I have some of the 4 or 3 inch the smallest they have and only use them when i run out but that has been fixed with the O ring solution. I would hook two on to one hook for bass on for rock bass and other pan fish


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