Ca delta senko set up question?

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Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Ufish » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 am

Was wondering how you guys like throw your senkos wacky or texas rigged also maybe you can explain your set up, spinning or casting rods line weights ext.,seems like ive got more bites on a wacky style set up but small fish i might be missing somthing thanks again western bass.

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Whoopbass » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:00 am

I use usually throw it wacky style with a small 1/0 or 2/0 hook on a casting rod with 15# fluoro. I generally do better catching larger fish with it if I concentrate more on isolated cover like tule clumps or points. If you're able to time it right with the tide and such larger fish move up on this structure to feed. Seems like if I work my way down a tule wall or rip rap bank I catch a lot of small fish.
I do like to texas rig a 6" senko and let the current feed it down into isolated tule clumps.
You can rig and work a senko any way and catch fish the puzzle is presenting it at the right time in the right spot for these larger fish.

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby monte300 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:11 pm

Whoopbass are you fishing it whacky and weightless? I prefer fishing mine weightless and whacky but the tide usually moves it away from the cover quicker than I would like.

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Whoopbass » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:41 pm

I generally always try to throw it weightless. If the tide is moving good then I position the boat so its facing in the current and I let the current bring my bait into the isolated cover. Cast it far enough past the cover and the senko will get pushed by the current and fall down into the cover. I texas rig it for this and I do the same if i'm trying to get my senko down inside tight into the cover. If i'm just tossing senkos down a bank or a line of tules I just rig it weightless and whacky. I have tried several different styles of weedless whacky hooks and I personally think the hook up ratio stinks. Exposed hook you hook em nearly every time.

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby FlippinDbombs » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:24 pm

I always throw a 6 or 7 inch senko Texas rigged weightless with a 4 or 5 straight shank worm hook easier to get way back in the tulles and I can work it out . I throw it on a Daiwa steez 7’1 heavy with 20 pound seagur floro.

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Rod Martin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:03 pm

I use 20lb floro, 7' Phenix ML rod with either a 1/16 or 1/8 joy tungsten weight , 5/0 ewg or round bend hook.
If I am pitching I change to braid and a 7'6" Phenix XH rod but same rigging.

Try the 925 or 955 senko
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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby DDG » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:47 pm

powell inferno 725 paired with a lews super duty 7:1 reel works great for pitching or skipping texas rigged or wacky senkos on 17lb P-line tactical flouro

you always want that extra backbone on the delta!

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Gary Dobyns » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:56 pm

In the Cal Delta I use only 6" or 7" Senkos. I Like the big Monster EWG hooks from Gammy in a 5/0 or 6/0. I Texas rig these. I will wacky once in a while but there's just not a perfect hook for this style in the grass. I use 20Lb test Floro or I'll use braid tied with 20LB Test P-Line leader material. Rods? We make lots that will fish bigger Senkos in the Delta. Any of our 735C models in any Series, Champ 744C is awesome and so is our Champ 736C. It's powerful but it pulls them out of the thick stuff. Also our best Frog rod as well. As always feel free to call us at 530-671-1989 and we can dial you into the perfect rod for the bait, price, power, and about anything you'd like to ask us about rods.

We do this everyday so we are used to helping with rod info. THX!!!

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Jason Borofka » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:51 pm

My 3 Delta Senko set ups
Texas rigged 6inch 5/0 heavy EWG 40lb braid Dobyns 736c for pitching way back into the cover.

Wacky rigged 6inch 3/0 wacky hook 735c with straight 15 or 17lb Floro to pitch in the pockets and in the sparse tullies.

Wacky rigged 5inch 2/0 wacky hook 702 fury spinning rod 10lb Floro this one is a must have for me during the spawn and post spawn just making those long casts to beding areas and skipping way under docks where most guys can't get to.

I keep my color selection simple at the delta greenpumpkin black flake, watermelon red flake, black with red flake

Good luck this year,
Jason

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Ufish » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:02 am

Thanks for all the help Western bass.

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Freefall » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:58 am

Try the Tsuyoi wacky weedless hook. It's worked well for me.
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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby kmah » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:57 pm

Jason Borofka wrote:My 3 Delta Senko set ups
Texas rigged 6inch 5/0 heavy EWG 40lb braid Dobyns 736c for pitching way back into the cover.

Wacky rigged 6inch 3/0 wacky hook 735c with straight 15 or 17lb Floro to pitch in the pockets and in the sparse tullies.

Wacky rigged 5inch 2/0 wacky hook 702 fury spinning rod 10lb Floro this one is a must have for me during the spawn and post spawn just making those long casts to beding areas and skipping way under docks where most guys can't get to.

I keep my color selection simple at the delta greenpumpkin black flake, watermelon red flake, black with red flake

Good luck this year,
Jason


Everything JB said is spot on. Here are my top 4 set ups:
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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby Jerred A Jennings » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:43 pm

Lol

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Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

Postby kmah » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:04 pm

Jerred A Jennings wrote:Lol

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