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How To Fish Texas Rigged Senkos | Bass Fishing

August 24, 2019

There we are. Okay. Come here guy. Got it on a weighted Senko. Come here big guy. Look at that. Tell you what guys, catching here on a Texas
rigged weighted Senko. I’m gonna show you how to catch fish today
on it. Just ah, I’m gonna show you how to rig this
up and what type of equipment you should be using on it. And then I’m going to take you on the water
and show you the different techniques you can be using for fishing a weighted Texas
rigged Senko. Hey, folks, Glenn May here with Today, I want to talk to you about fishing
a Texas Rigged Senko. Not weightless, but with a bullet sinker in
front of it. You know, if you’re not sure how to rig it
this way, I’ve got a video that shows you how to do that. It’s linked underneath this video. You can go check that out in a little bit. But right now, I want to talk to you about
the different gear and the outfit to use this rig. And then I’m going to show you how to fish
it. So to start with, I’m using a stout, extra
wide gap hook here. This is a 3/0, might be even a 4/0 hook. Real strong, you want to look for a hook that’s
called the superline hook or flipping hook. And the reason being is because we’re going
to be throwing this in some heavy cover. So I’ve got a tungsten weight here. This is a 3/8-ounce weight. You can start off with a 1/4-ounce or maybe
even 1/8-ounce. But because I’ve been throwing this in some
heavy cover, you know, some submerged bushes and trees, I want to get it through all those
branches so I’m using a little bit heavier weight today. I’ve got that tied onto 50-pound braided line. That way, I can get that fish, get him head
in this way out of all that bush and cover, and I’m going to be able to…if he wraps
up I’ll still be able to keep a tight line on him, he won’t break me off. The line won’t get nicked and all cut up throwing
in that heavy stuff. Here’s something else to keep in mind, going
back to that weight. Even though it’s a 3/8-ounce weight, see the
slim profile of this bait, it makes an excellent punching bait, really does. You can put a 3/4-ounce weight on here, maybe
a little bit lighter, and you can punch it through the weeds and matted hydrilla and
whatnot. You don’t have to use as heavy as a weight
as you would other types of baits because it’ll go through the cover a lot easier and
it’ll have a nice slower fall because of that. Got that paired up with a medium-heavy action
rod, perfect for flipping and pitching, bait casting outfit, now we’re ready to go. Let’s go fishing. Okay, so one of the things I like to do with
a weighted Senko like this is to use it as a punching bait. Now if you notice, a lot of baits that are
used for punching are kind of bullet shaped. They’re kind of streamlined. They’re narrower up front than they are in
the back, that helps them get into the weeds and into that cover a lot easier than say
a bigger bulky bait like a jig. But if you look at this, the weight is the
same width as the bait, so that makes it for an excellent punching bait. So on stuff like this, a lot of times, you
pass it by because you can’t fish it very well, that’s where I pull this rig out. All you got to do is just pitch it in there
and let it fall right through the cover and then keep a tight line on it. And you want to feel for that bite. A lot of times that bite occurs right when
it punches through because it’s a reaction type bite. Lift it up through that hole, bring it up
over the top and let it fall right back in again. And that’s how you work it back to the boat. Just let it find its holes by itself. Lift up on it and see if you can’t feel that
fish. Lift up on it a little bit and feel for it. If you don’t feel anything, just lift it back
up again and let it fall through another hole. It’s a great way to fish when the fish are
buried up underneath stuff like this. They’re holding deep in thick cover. It’s kind of an unorthodox way of using a
Senko. I mean, yeah, if you got a weighted Senko,
you can flip and pitch it in other areas where you normally fish jigs and plastics. But I think, it really shines well in places
like this because it doesn’t have any appendages that’s going to get hung up on any weeds or
if there happens to be any twigs or branches down there, it’s not going to get hung up
on any of that stuff so you can bring it through this cover really, really well. So you’re more effective at fishing this area. You’re spending more time fishing it than
you are getting your bait unstuck off something, you know. So give that a try. Next time you come against cover like this,
take your punching bait off, put a Senko on it and give it a whirl. For more tips and tricks like this, visit


  • Reply Brandon.Kohler June 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Can you make a video on how to use a weightless Senko

  • Reply Amos Hinkley June 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    did anyone else see the fish jump at 1:56

  • Reply Greg -Left Guntersville- Riddle June 30, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Senkos ROCK!

  • Reply Rich L June 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the video. I just switched to braid on my baitcaster. Have to wait until next week to give the Texas rig.

  • Reply Tony Yoon June 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    yah i might have to rig them with a bullet weight. weightless can be so time consuming waiting for it to drop.

  • Reply James Place June 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Texas rig is awesome. I showed a friend and her son how to rig it and now They caught more bass than me

  • Reply harleydynarider2002 June 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    The fellow that owned the house we stayed in on Guntersville last week would go out every afternoon and catch a few right in front of his house late every afternoon….on a Texas rigged Senko!

  • Reply Bill Crow June 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Awesome video. Going to try this with some zman's that I have. Thanks!

  • Reply derell jordan June 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    great video,, love fishing thick covered spots..thats where the monsters hide..

  • Reply connie barber June 30, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I am subscribed to your page. Lots of great information, thanks.

  • Reply Adam Fuller June 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Absolute necessity.

  • Reply Dan Lindner June 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Good video

  • Reply Kamryn Halverson June 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Love It

  • Reply Geoffrey Rogers June 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    I'm gonna have to try that

  • Reply Jeff Lewis June 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Good video. Love fishing texas rigs

  • Reply Odin Robinson June 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Good video as always!

  • Reply Nate Cassera June 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Good tips Glen never though to use senkos for punching I'm going to give it a try today . Keep em coming. Got to love bass resource its helped me tremendously

  • Reply N-GO MIKE June 30, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Great video!

  • Reply Drew Angler June 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    great informational video

  • Reply Micael Williams June 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    This prize package will make a nice addition to my tackle bag once again great video

  • Reply Steven Preston June 30, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for the info .

  • Reply David Cates June 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I really love all the helpful tips on how to rig and fish the baits Thank you for sharing the awesome videos and very helpful tips you give me a lot of helpful tips on fishing how to fish bits Thank you so very much

  • Reply jeffel80 June 30, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    rippin lips!

  • Reply Jacob Smith June 30, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    As always awesome videos awesome tips, you guys have truly upped my game

  • Reply Fish Reaper outdoors June 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Nice video it taught me a lot

  • Reply Mita Nguyen June 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Good stuff im trying to learn better punching techniques

  • Reply ReilAngler 1999 July 1, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I've never tried senkos but I will.

  • Reply Adrian Meador July 1, 2016 at 12:40 am

    favorite way to catch 'em right there

  • Reply Kevin Brooke July 1, 2016 at 12:45 am

    1/16 oz weight makes it glide like a tube

  • Reply Brandon Edmiston July 1, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Love me some T-Rig!

  • Reply Carter Howland July 1, 2016 at 4:23 am

    This is one of my favorite ways to fish a senko, yet another great video

  • Reply Adam Lancia July 1, 2016 at 6:48 am

    This is one of my go-to presentations, great video!

  • Reply Monty Rose July 1, 2016 at 9:11 am

    nice good pointers even better tips but I'm going to most definitely have to give
    it a try

  • Reply M&S J's Adventures July 1, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Great tip!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Jake Cline July 1, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I really should start throwing T-rigs…

  • Reply Matthew Ball July 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    are then other senkos besides yamamoto?

  • Reply SkelpYourHead July 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    any one see that fish jump at 1:54 on the left?

  • Reply Monty Rose July 1, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    weighted senko I'll be sure to try it out

  • Reply Tom Aldredge July 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    This is a good idea to use a Texas rig Senko as a punch bait.

  • Reply william etson July 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Cal Delta

  • Reply HavasuMark July 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Great video. Senko is an amazing go to bait.

  • Reply Jeff McClintock July 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Love the video's. Thanks

  • Reply Steve Monahan July 1, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Where would we be withoutSenkos

  • Reply Channing Brown July 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    as always great video thanks for the tips

  • Reply Adam James July 2, 2016 at 2:55 am

    What is the best way to fish for bass from the shore line for bass

  • Reply Roscoe Gillum July 2, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Just started using Senkos and having some great luck. Thanks for the vid! 🙂

  • Reply seniorjunior July 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This is my go to pattern on my home lake throughout the summer. Nothing beats it

  • Reply jerrin b July 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I always fished them weightless but will have to try this!

  • Reply VegasFishing July 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Great vid. Love senkos

  • Reply Tj Newell July 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Great video 👍

  • Reply Eddie Blanco July 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I could watch these all day long..

  • Reply Scott Dossey July 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Another good one once again proving just how versatile the Senko is!

  • Reply Mike Meyer July 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Great tips

  • Reply Drew Angler July 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Great video every video i have ever watched from bass resource has never disapointed me always gives great information check out there website thank u for all the great resources

  • Reply William Barnes July 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Great video on alternate ways to fish senko

  • Reply JONNY BAGGS July 2, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    there are so many snags around here ( I don't have a boat yet) hard to fish plastic worms from shore!!

  • Reply Campari M July 2, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Great video as usual!!! Lots to learn. Appreciate the tips!!!

  • Reply Back wood Vapes July 3, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Senkos are my go to bait when iam not top water fisshig fav it the bublegum color in dark water and gold in clean water anyways love ur videos and i learn alot so thank and as allways Tight lines

  • Reply See Benny July 3, 2016 at 12:52 am

    wish there were large mouths on the east coast of canada

  • Reply ddlogan44 July 3, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Very informative…thanks!

  • Reply shawn saxvik July 3, 2016 at 1:41 am

    I like the Gary Yamamoto senkos the best and I fish both weighted and not and both ways pull out some chunks!😉

  • Reply David Behler July 3, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I'll be doin' this in 3days!

  • Reply Joey Carroll July 3, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Nothing like a senko! Nice video!

  • Reply pcmcobra July 3, 2016 at 2:38 am

    good technique, use it pretty often.

  • Reply Plumber Aaron July 3, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Thanks for your videos, they are a great resource!

  • Reply Steve Brown July 3, 2016 at 4:28 am

    My first catch on plastic was with a Texas rigged Senko!

  • Reply Cole Moberly July 3, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Please choose me!

  • Reply Stephen Colantonio July 3, 2016 at 11:09 am

    For me senkos are one of the best plastics out there,I use them majority of the time when fishing, actually my favorite way to fish them is wacky style its killer

  • Reply DJ Gardner July 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Great video. I always have a Texas rig tied on. What is the best thing for pegging the weight?

  • Reply D Speck July 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm


  • Reply thechavira51 July 3, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Just getting into senko (stick baits) thanks for the instructions.

  • Reply JONNY BAGGS July 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    tried texas, wacky and carolina rigs last nite, got skunked, again!! but caught a couple of nice trout on powerbait!!

  • Reply JC Pourciaux July 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I've not used the senko baits before. After watching this video I'm gonna head out and get some. I fish from shore for bass and there's lots of cover for them to hide in. Now I'm gonna get those suckers for sure. Thanks for the video.

  • Reply Greg Stahl July 3, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    thanks for the video

  • Reply Josh Magrath July 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Good video much better than just reading an article

  • Reply Mohammed Alo July 4, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Great video!

  • Reply Hank Snow Outdoors July 4, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for the great info. Got to give it a try and see what I can catch.

  • Reply Junior Mears July 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Love these videos. It's great to relearn some old tricks and techniques that I haven't used in a while.

  • Reply PennsWoods12 July 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I use this technique a lot in shallow grass. Works like a charm.

  • Reply Huy Tu July 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I always fish them weightless but now I gotta give them a try. Thanks for great info.

  • Reply Jack Herron July 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I catch a lot of bass on Sinko's , but I use them on dropshot rig. . I use the Texas rig also . Great video. I use Yum Dingers with success on dropshot.

  • Reply Daniel Langel July 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Love fishing with senkos!

  • Reply Bob D July 5, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Subscribed! Great info, thanks!

  • Reply Jeffrey Lancaster July 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Nice vid

  • Reply Realistic Fishing July 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I will have to try this!

  • Reply Gerald Marsh July 6, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I just started punching with senkos, It slips in and out of cover like a dream.

  • Reply Kamryn Halverson July 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm


  • Reply Arnold Garcia Jr July 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Great info Thanks

  • Reply Eric P July 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    love the vids keep them coming

  • Reply Arnold Garcia Jr July 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Excelente info

  • Reply Damon Logan July 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Great tips as usual.

  • Reply Cy Bacto July 19, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Glen, I like your videos as they are quite helpful. I'm new to bass fishing. Pros on YouTube sing the praises of all sorts of baits for bass starting with various worms and on and on from there. I fish from a kayak on a small lake in the hills of NW VA created by a spillway, with in some spots depths up to 30 feet, but lots of shoreline with some overhanging trees, laydowns, rocks, and grass on the bottom in some areas. Water is reasonably clear I think in most areas of the lake, but not ultra clear. Are there 2 or 3 lure types you would recommend I focus on until I get some experience? Thanks.

  • Reply Caught by Consul August 4, 2016 at 12:41 am

    If you don't have to punch then weightless is good too. Just let it fall and wiggle when you bring it across a hole in the cover. Almost as weedless as a frog but with way higher hook up ratio and can trigger fish that aren't active enough to strike a top water bait.

  • Reply Rodney Harris August 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Awesome informative video!!

  • Reply Carlos Herrera August 27, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Can I use any kind of slide sinker like a cone shaped one?

  • Reply Rey Salazar November 26, 2016 at 4:48 am

    at 1:56 a small bass jumps out the water

  • Reply David Cooper February 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I've tried senkos I think they have better action than other stick baits. that little wobble they have as well as a slower sink rate.

  • Reply murrayjrsamuel27 September 10, 2017 at 1:38 am

    What size worms you using?

  • Reply sgtkrazykramer October 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Anyone know wher or if? Its possible to get a hold of hank parker "Hanks Worm"

  • Reply Tony Copeland March 28, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I saw it worked really well.

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