Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

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Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Bassmonkey1980 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:45 am

With the ca delta warming up, what what are your go to dropshot and senko line set ups on a spinning rod?

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Freefall » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:08 am

Dobyns 703 if I go with a spinning rod.

20 or 30lb braid to whichever floro diameter you prefer. I usually use 12lb sniper.
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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Bayarea-bassin » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:27 pm

I use a 703 Dobyns and it works great with 10/12lb floro/mono for drop shot or 15lb braid straight for senko Have pulled 5-7lb fish out of grass with that setup. Just can't horse them if they run in the grass, just keep pressure on em and they will come out eventually.

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Bass hack » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:42 pm

Berkley Lightning Rod Shock Spinning Model #SHS701M
8lb Pline cxx
Pflueger Patriarch Reel Model#PARSP35X
Inchi wacki hook and Zero worms.

I'm switching from 10lb to 8 lb test this year. If I start breaking line I'll switch back. I caught a lot of fish in the weeds and dint break any line, but I know 2 hogs got away when the were wrapped up in the weeds and shook the hook before I could dig down to them.

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby ElGuapo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:15 pm

Dobyns Champ 704SF
15# braid to 12# flouro

I've been using this exclusively for 5" neko rigs. It's my go to finesse set up and it tends to get better quality than drop shot. I also use it for bed fishing. I like the higher power cuz I'm usually fishing near hydrilla.

Case in point:

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby nivanov30 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:29 am

Fishing senko requires precise casting and spinning gear isn't helpin here. I use Dobyns Campion casting rod 704 + Lew's Pro G, braid to fluro and have no problem casting 5" or bigger senkos within few inches of target. Furhemore, light gear on Delta isn't ideal to say the least.

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Bass hack » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:24 am

nivanov30 wrote: Furhemore, light gear on Delta isn't ideal to say the least.


initially, though so too, but i seem so get more bites with lighter line and the 'falling' worm. I suppose I could switch to braid and a mono or flouro leader, but I haven't had much reason to do so, although it does take a lot longer to land a fish caught up in the hydrilla or other weds.

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby bayscotter » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:54 am

Go with a bait caster. You'll be glad you did. Feelings get hurt when you can't catch up to the fish. 12# test

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Tony Lain » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Ca Delta and Clear Lake are two places where I would suggest you use bait casting gear for Senko and dropshot. At those lakes, I spend more time pitching at targets and way more control with a bait cast set-up. My "finesse" dropshot (12b line) for these two are a Daiwa Zillion (ZIL701MXB) 7'0" rod with a Daiwa SV105 (7.2 speed) reel. If you really want spinning, Zillion (ZIL721MFS) 7'2" rod with a faster reel like a Fuego (6.0:1). I think the faster reels are important, when its time to catch up to one of those bass that run right at you. As far as a Senko set up, go big!!

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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby Rod Martin » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:26 am

I use a spinning rod for skipping jigs and senkos under docks. 1 Med. and 1 MH. also for the little dropshoting I do.

All other is done with bait casters.

Senkos are throw on a Phenix 7' ML UMBX with 20lb. floro.
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Re: Ca Delta senko and dropshot spinning rod set up?

Postby clearlakeoutdoors » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:07 pm

+1 on baitcasters for senkos here and delta. Never thrown one on a spin rod.


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