There is no denying that the original 5” Senko is often imitated, but never duplicated. No other stickbait can match the quality, action, and success of the original Senko. Leaning heavily on the desired qualities and characteristics of that legendary bait, Yamamoto is very excited to introduce its heftier big brother.
The innovative Yamamoto 5” Fat Senko is the same length as our all-time best seller yet boasts a 20% larger diameter. It is made from the very same formula as the original and offers the same legendary fish-catching action that only the Senko can deliver. What this does for you, the angler, is provide a version of the 5” Senko that falls faster, casts better, shows up better on sonar, and is more visible to fish due to its size. Available in 16 of your favorite proven Senko colors, the 5” Fat Senko will quickly fall into your shortlist of favorite baits.
The regular 5" senko has been used by us here at Tackle Express since it was introduced over a decade ago. The action of the senko is unmatched and has a wiggle that can't be duplicated. The heavy salt in this worm not only makes it sink but it makes fish hold on since it tastes so good. We like it weightless texas rigged as well as wacky rigged depending on what the fish want. Often times we will have two guys in the boat, one rigged one way and the other rigged the opposite way. We find that if fish are on ledges or vertical structure, the wacky works better. If we are on flats, cobble, or sand, we like the carolina rig.
If you're using the wacky method, try using an O Ring or clear band, we have both here, to minimize damage to the worm and catch more fish on each worm. Our go-to color is green pumpkin, and is arguable the most popular color ever made. However, if the water is stained or muddy, using a color that has chartreuse or a lot of flake can have better results.
The hook we use is an Owner Twistlock 5/0 and we typically use it unweighted. If we are fishing deeper than 20ft, we will us the weighted version of this hook to help us get deeper quicker.
We are here to help so if you have questions on how to use this bait or any bait on our website, please feel free to contact one of our specialists.