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Wacky isn't just for bass

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Wacky isn't just for bass
I used to think wacky rigged soft plastic sticks like the Senko were only for bass. But in spring of this year I was fooling around with a lure I poured into a mold and decided to wacky rig it with a 1/32 oz jighead:

The tips quivered all the way to the bottom just like a Senko when I tried it in shallow clear water. I didn't try the rig until June, but when I did, I caught crappie, yellow perch and sunfish. The presentation in 7' of water is to use the rod tip to add slight jerks to the stick as it falls, pause and repeat, working the lure at different depths.


Recently I thought about using a short finesse worm with a wacky rigged jig and dang if it didn't catch panfish and bass.



Note: The lures don't sink as fast as a Senko due to the plastic, so a jighead is necessary to start a fast fall to the bottom and for casting distance.

Pretty much any 3-4" thin finesse worm will work and in open water as much as when beating the bank.
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Great idea, are you mainly fishing from shore when you use this, if so, how do you cast it out very far with such a light rig?


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Re: [SenkoSam] Wacky isn't just for bass In reply to
That seems a feasible idea to work with.
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Nice man, I love these little micro presentations...the hand pour and built ones are cool since you can make them customized to what you want