Fishing a weightless Texas rig Senko is one of my favorite ways to catch bass. Fishing a weightless stick bait on a Texas rig can annihilate the bass all year. Here is the when, where, why, and how I use this bait to release the Kraken on some bass!
Video on Weightless Texas Rigging Senko’s:
Here’s a simple YouTube video which shows you exactly how to rig it. Plus, there is a little demonstration of how this set up can catch some serious bass. All around, you can’t beat a 5-inch senko with a 3/0 wide gap hook. You will hook up easier on a few more fish with the extra wide gap hooks.
How to Fish a Weightless Texas Rig Senko
This rig is ideal for shallow water and thick cover. Throw it out, twitch it twice, and let it set. The slow wobbling fall is when you almost always get hit. Watch your line close with this bait. Those bass eat the thing and swim off with it if you’re not paying attention. One of the keys to hooking a fish on this bait is, once the fish has it, reel up the slack and bring your rod toward the bass. Then do a solid hook set by swinging your rod tip and pulling the line tight. This will consistently get the hook up through the bait and into the fish’s mouth.
Throw the 5-inch weightless senko’s on a medium heavy 7-foot rod with a good baitcasting reel. This way, you can cast it way out there on those shallow flats. When using the smaller 4-inch senko’s, throw them on a 7-foot spinning rod. Go to the smaller bait if the bite gets a little tougher. The spinning rod set up will help you get those extra long casts with such a light bait. If the water is clear, this can make a huge difference.
When to Use a Weightless Texas Rig Senko
What is the number one rule to know if you should use a weightless Texas rig senko? If the fish are up shallow and around cover, throw a senko. It keeps you from hanging up in the cover and it has a very subtle entry into the water. Very few baits get the bass to bite as good as this set up. If for some reason you aren’t getting bites, make sure to try a different color.
Determining Senko Color to Use
Water clarity is my number one determining factor in determining what color to throw. I hardly ever deviate from these four colors in these different types of water clarity. If the simple guide below doesn’t help, click the following link for choosing the best color for bass fishing: Selecting Color
- Clear Water: Colors of Choice – Natural Shad, Baby Bass, or Green Pumpkin
- Stained Water: Colors of Choice – Watermelon Red Flake, Green Pumpkin, Chartreuse Tail.
- Muddy Water: Colors of Choice – Black with Blue Flake, June Bug.
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Weightless Texas Rig Senko Gear
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