View Full Version : Senkos - Trout - Trolling

Zebco Kid
03-16-2009, 07:18 PM

I see a number of posts where folks state they used a Senko. I looked around the web and came up with the rubber worms. Are thes trolled just like nightcrawlers?


03-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Most of us I think use chunks of them not the whole thing. But you could use the whole thing and who know you could come up on some bass in the process of trolling for trout.

Zebco Kid
03-16-2009, 07:32 PM

That's interesting. The rubber chunks are used rather than a piece of nightcrawler?


03-16-2009, 07:41 PM
Trout will hit Senkos, but it's difficult to hook them. Still, I've caught a few browns with them. Even caught a 22" landlocked chinook from Lake Almanor on a 4" Senko, that was pretty cool.

03-18-2009, 07:57 AM
So people actually use senkos for trout, huh? That explains why a fish I caught at Del Valle coughed up a 3/4 inch piece of a senko! I thought that was a bizarre thing to see, but I suppose it isn't strange at all. Are they only used for trolling, or can you use them from shore, like powerbait? Thanks.

03-18-2009, 10:09 AM
In general I do not think many trout anglers use senkos. Maybe 1 in about 1,000. There are just so many other lures that are far more effective.

03-18-2009, 07:10 PM
(Are they only used for trolling, or can you use them from shore, like powerbait? Thanks.)
Ive used them under a bobber at Amador for some pretty good resaults

03-18-2009, 07:17 PM
When people catch trout on Senkos is more by accident. I have caught a couple on them before but the Senko is a bass lure. They are way too big for the trout unless you are targeting the huge ones. ;)

Faster moving lures with more action are better than crawling Senkos imo.

03-18-2009, 07:43 PM
One of the trout we caught at Comanche last Saturday, coughed up a 6" senco. Guess he didn't know it was a bass lure either. You can use Crawlers, half a crawler, a grub, a plastic worm, (I like Gulp), or I guess a part of a plastic worm.