The one freshwater lure which catches more fish than any other is the soft plastics worm.

There have been studies which have shown that pound for pound, the humble worm catches more fish than any other bait bar none.

But what's really weird is that soft plastic worm baits are without doubt one of the cheapest freshwater lures to purchase which makes them extremely good value.

So what are some of the better soft plastic worms out there and what should you look for if your looking to make additions to your tackle gear or if your just starting out and looking for a good soft plastic worms to help round off your your initial collection.

Having fished Senko worms for some time and not afraid of change, I asked the question on a few freshwater fishing forums I lurk in; if there was anything better? Well apparently when your onto a good thing it pays to stick with it; as it turns out there seems to be unanimous support for these little suckers the Senko Worms.

Senko Worms come in a wide variety of colors but the most popular colors used are watermelon and pumpkin. Just like any bait choose the darker colors for fishing on overcast days or fishing in murky water and go for the more colorful worms for clearer water or when the is plenty of light around.

The Senko soft plastic worms have been salt impregnated which provides an alluring scent for any nearby bass, also they are very weighty for a soft plastic so they are fine to fish with without any added weight in fact they seem to work much better this way especially if your fishing in less than 10 feet of water. If you really need to fish these worms weighted (deeper water) then using a jighead and rigged Texas Style is the easiest way to go although weighting the worm does take away some of its natural squirming action which Bass find so irresistible.

Another great way to rig this worm is 'Whacky Style' as rigging the Senko bait this way give you the full affect of the unique squirming action of this bait. If your looking to weight a Whacky Style rigged Senko worm then it's best to use a few nail weights at either end of the worm.

Although most people expect strikes to come from this bait being on the bottom, your bound to get many hits while the bait is on the fall which is why patience is the key to success with fishing with any worm.

The trick is to let the bait fall to the bottom and leave it for a while and only use a very slow retrieve. After letting the worm settle on the bottom for a little while give it a little jerk and let it fall back to the bottom, after a little experimenting you will quickly find out what works best.

The great thing about using a plastic worms as bait is that you will catch fish on these suckers all year round, which make plastic worms an essential freshwater bait for your collection.

The Senko Worm doesn't just work for bass, you can get Pike and Muskie blow up on them when you would least expect it.

This is just an all 'round' good bait.

Click the product links below for more details on Senko Worms and other great soft plastics and freshwater lures.

5 Response to 'Fishing with Senko Worms from Gary Yamamoto'

  1. Henry Said,'> October 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I agree on this being a super lure. It took a lot longer for them to catch on here in the UK but it wasn't long till the tackle shops had to start stocking them. Gret to share the video also.

    Happy fishing.


  2. John Said,'> October 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Thanks for the comment Henry, I also have a few hubpages about soft plastics and Worms.

    Soft Plastic Worms for Largemouth Bass Fishing


  3. Anonymous Said,'> September 11, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Awesome plastics. I have caught more fish with GY senkos in the past 2 years, then I have in the past 10 years with other plastics. The LM/SM bass can't resist them when wacky rigged as they slowly sink. Favorite colors are watermelon/red/black sparkle, and black with red sparkle. Going to try cream white ones soon.


  4.'> November 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    It really helps me a lot on fishing, though it looks like a real worm but because of that you can have a lot catches.

    Ketchikan Alaska Fishing


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